By Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants,Board on Army Science and Technology,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
January 2012 observed the of completion of the U.S. Army's Chemical fabrics Agency's (CMA's) job to smash ninety percentage of the nation's stockpile of chemical guns. CMA accomplished destruction of the chemical brokers and linked guns deployed out of the country, that have been transported to Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii, and demilitarized there. the rest 10 percentage of the nation's chemical guns stockpile is kept at continental U.S. depots, in Lexington, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado. Their destruction has been assigned to a separate U.S. military association, the Assembled Chemical guns choices (ACWA) Element.
ACWA is presently developing the final chemical guns disposal amenities, the Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot crops (denoted PCAPP and BGCAPP), with guns destruction actions scheduled to begin in 2015 and 2020, respectively. ACWA is charged with destroying the mustard agent stockpile at Pueblo and the nerve and mustard agent stockpile at Blue Grass with no utilizing the a number of incinerators and furnaces used on the 5 CMA demilitarization vegetation that handled assembled chemical guns - munitions containing either chemical brokers and explosive/propulsive parts. the 2 ACWA demilitarization amenities are congressionally mandated to hire noncombustion-based chemical neutralization tactics to spoil chemical agents.
In order to soundly function its disposal crops, CMA built equipment and tactics to watch chemical agent infection of either secondary waste material and plant structural parts. ACWA at the moment plans to undertake those equipment and techniques to be used at those amenities. The Assessment of Agent tracking suggestions for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants document additionally develops and describes a half-dozen situations regarding potential ACWA secondary waste characterization, technique gear upkeep and changeover actions, and closure agent decontamination demanding situations, the place direct, real-time agent infection measurements on surfaces or in porous bulk fabrics could let extra effective and doubtless more secure operations if compatible analytical expertise is out there and affordable.
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Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants by Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants,Board on Army Science and Technology,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council