The U.S. Army Program Manager for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PMACWA) is charged with disposing of chemical weapons as stored at two sites: Pueblo, Colorado, and Blue Grass, Kentucky. In accordance with congressional mandates, technologies other than incineration are to be used if they are as safe and as cost effective. The weapons are to be disposed of in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention. Although an element of the U.S. Army, the PMACWA is responsible to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics for completing this mission.
This book deals with the expected significant quantities of secondary wastes that will be generated during operations of the facilities and their closure. While there are only estimates for the waste quantities that will be generated, they provide a good basis for planning and developing alternatives for waste disposal while the plants are still in the design phase. Establishing efficient disposal options for the secondary wastes can enable more timely and cost-effective operation and closure of the facilities.
Table of Contents
|2 BGCAPP and PCAPP Process Descriptions and Secondary Waste Generation||10-22|
|3 Regulatory Requirements Applicable to BGCAPP and PCAPP Secondary Waste Management||23-26|
|4 Status of Planning for the Management of Secondary Wastes at BGCAPP and PCAPP||27-39|
|5 Public Participation||40-45|
|6 Alternative Offsite Waste Management Options||46-52|
|Appendix A: National Research Council Reports on the Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment/Alternatives Program||55-57|
|Appendix B: Definition of "Generator Knowledge"||58-58|
|Appendix C: Physical Properties of Chemical Agents in Munitions Stored at Blue Grass Army Depot and Pueblo Chemical Depot||59-60|
|Appendix D: Results from Technical Risk Reduction Program Activity 2a, Phase II, for GB and Activity 11 for VX||61-63|
|Appendix E: Committee Meetings and Site Visits||64-65|
|Appendix F: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||66-68|
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