The Army's ability to meet public and congressional demands to destroy expeditiously all of the U.S. declared chemical weapons would be enhanced by the selection and acquisition of appropriate explosive destruction technologies (EDTs) to augment the main technologies to be used to destroy the chemical weapons currently at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Kentucky and the Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Colorado. The Army is considering four EDTs for the destruction of chemical weapons: three from private sector vendors, and a fourth, Army-developed explosive destruction system (EDS).
This book updates earlier evaluations of these technologies, as well as any other viable detonation technologies, based on several considerations including process maturity, process efficacy, process throughput, process safety, public and regulatory acceptability, and secondary waste issues, among others. It also provides detailed information on each of the requirements at BGAD and PCD and rates each of the existing suitable EDTs plus the Army's EDS with respect to how well it satisfies these requirements.
Table of Contents
|2 Evaluation Factors Specific to ACWA Sites Application||23-28|
|3 Current Status of Explosive Destruction Technologies||29-54|
|4 Rating of Explosive Destruction Technologies for Proposed BGCAPP and PCAPP Applications||55-82|
|Appendix A: Chapter 4 from the 2006 NRC Report *Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel*||85-110|
|Appendix B: Committee Meetings and Site Visits||111-112|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||113-116|
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