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Accession Number PB2013-101875
Title Disposal Options for the Rocket Motors from Nerve Agent Rockets Stored at Blue Grass Army Depot.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 96p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This report responds to a request by the Program Executive Officer for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) that the National Research Council examine and evaluate options for disposal of the motors that will be separated from approximately 70,000 M55 rockets stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) that are not contaminated by the chemical nerve agent contained in the rocket warheads. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will be responsible for destroying the chemical weapons stockpile currently being stored at BGAD. BGCAPP was designed to separate M55 rockets into warhead and motor sections and process the chemical agent warhead portion. However, BGCAPP is not designed to dispose of all of the separated rocket motors. This report evaluates the potential technologies and options that could be used to dispose of the separated rocket motors at a location other than BGCAPP: either on-site (at BGAD) or off-site (away from BGAD). It is important to note that, as per the statement of task, this report deals solely with separated rocket motors that will have been monitored to ensure there is no agent present above the short term exposure limit and cleared for transportation and disposal off-site. Any separated rocket motors that are determined to be contaminated by agent above the short-term exposure limit will be processed at BGCAPP. In this summary, the committee presents what it believes are its most significant findings and recommendations.
Keywords Army facilities
Chemical warfare agents
Nerve agents
Rocket warheads
Waste disposal

Source Agency National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
79H - Rockets
68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Army Science and Technology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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