Appendix D
List of Individual Incidents from Calhoun County Commission, Anniston, Alabama

CALHOUN COUNTY COMMISSION

1702 NOBLE STREET, SUITE 103

ANNISTON, ALABAMA 36201

TELEPHONE (256) 241-2800

FAX (256) 231-1744

COMMISSIONERS

JAMES A. DUNN

District 1

ROSERT W. DOWNING

District 2

JAMES ELI HENDERSON

District 3

RANDY WOOD

District 4

LEA FITE

District 5

KENNETH L. JOINER

Administrator/Treasurer

THOMAS M. SOWA

County Attorney

TO: National Research Council Committee on Chemical Events

FROM: Calhoun County Commission

RE: Issues concerning the Scope and Statement of Task (SOT) of the "Committee on Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities."

DATE: June 21, 2001

The Calhoun County Commission respectfully requests that the Committee examine and report on the following issues:

I PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

(A) Modified Baseline: The Commission requests that the Committee assess the validity of deploying the "Modified Baseline" technology, as proposed in Pueblo, Colorado, to the Anniston facility as well as the Tooele, Pine Bluff and Umatilla sites, as referenced in Attachment 1 of the Operations Schedule Task Force 2000 – Final Report (October 20, 2000 §’s 1, 2, 7, 10 and 13).

In the case of "Modified Baseline," it is our understanding that projectiles, with the explosives removed, will be processed and that this will result in significantly larger quantities of agent being treated than the "baseline" technology was designed to accommodate. We understand that little information is available on the impact to the downstream pollution abatement system's capability to handle the larger volumes of offgases, temperature spikes, as well as residence times for agent destruction. Also, it is our understanding this approach creates significantly greater quantities of agent within the system than is contemplated within the "baseline" design, leading to the potential for higher amounts of agent to be released during upset conditions, operational malfunctions, and raising serious questions surrounding steady state operational capabilities, given the delicate air flow balance required between the HVAC and combustion systems. To the



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