Appendix C List of Individual Incidents from the Chemical Weapons Working Group

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Alabama

Burn Busters

Coosa River Basin Initiative

Environmental Justice Task Force

Families Concerned About

Nerve Gas Incineration

Serving Alabama's

Future Environment

Arkansas

Arkansas Fairness Council

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Sierra Club

Pine Bluff for Safe Disposal

Women's Action for New Directions

Colorado

Citizens for Safe Weapons Disposal

Sangre de Cristo Group of the Sierra Club

Indiana

Citizens Against Incinerating at Newport

Newport Study Group

Kentucky

Common Ground

Concerned Citizens of Madison County

Maryland

APG Superfund Citizens Coalition

Coalition for Safe Disposal

Concerned Citizens for Maryland's EnVironment

Oregon

GASP

Oregon Clearinghouse for Pollution Reduction Oregon Sierra Club

Oregon Wildlife Federation

Utah

Families Against Incinerator Risk

Utah Sierra Club

West Desert Heal

Pacific

Pacific Asia Council of indigenous Peoples

Pacific Friends Service Committee

Russia

Rainbow Keepers

Third Way Party

Center for Assistance to environmental Initiatives on on Chemical Safety

(Partial list)

MEMO

To: The Chemical Events Committee of the National Research Council

From: Craig Williams on behalf of the Chemical Weapons Working Group

Re: Events at TOCDF involving suspected agent releases and worker/public/environmental exposures

Attached is a list of suspected agent events at TOCDF. By the advice of our counsel, we qualify this submission in the following way.

This is a managable list of events that should be investigated. It should not be construed to be an all-inclusive list of incidents that have occured or incidents that the CWWG either knows or suspects to have occured.

The incidents that are high-lighted in yellow are of particular concern to our coalition.

We are highly skeptical about PMCD's forthrightness in disclosing and accurately describing “chemical events” at TOCDF. Updates from PMCD on TOCDF operational incidents have decreased noticeably since the May 8-9, 2000 agent releases.

However, information from inside sources indicate they are experiencing continuing DFS feed gate problems, slag fires in the LIC and other events of unknown potential for agent releases. We request that the Committee review actual logs and CON operations reports for the past year and not rely solely on incident lists/reports provided by PMCD.

We also request that the Committee review actual logs and CON operations reports on the events listed in this attachment and not rely solely on incident reports provided by PMCD.

Also enclosed is a video of M-55 rocket processing, received from a source within TOCDF, which indicates significant amounts of agent volatization off the feed chute and kicker plate of the DFS. We request that the Committee look into the implications of what is recorded in this video to include, but not be limited to, the impact on the HVAC carbon filter design, DFS feed chute design and the potential for incomplete agent destruction due to inadequate residence time at temperature.

Thank you.



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