Accession Number : ADA261422


Title :   An Analysis of the Potential Use of Red Horse Capabilities and Training Activities to Perform or Accelerate Air Force Environmental Cleanups


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : , E A ; Carpenter, Randy A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261422.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 126


Abstract : There are more than 4,000 Air Force (AF) sites requiring restoration due to hazardous waste contamination. The AF goal is to completely restore all sites by 2000. One method of achieving this ambitious goal is to use in-house capabilities. This study examined the potential use of RED HORSE capabilities and training activities to assist with cleanup of contaminated sites. RED HORSE capabilities and training requirements were compared to the primary cleanup needs of the AF. One finding of this study suggests cleanup of sites contaminated by volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) is the primary need of the AF. The findings also indicate that RED HORSE can not perform remediation work on uncontrolled hazardous waste sites due to a lack of training and protective equipment required by OSHA regulations. This study suggests that if RED HORSE was provided with the required training and equipment, up to 30 technologies are within RED HORSE capabilities and offer high training benefits, and up to 39 would provide moderate or low training benefits.... Environmental management, Civil engineering, Waste treatment, Chemical contamination, Organic compounds, Air force training.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE TRAINING , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *CIVIL ENGINEERING , CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION , THESES , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , HAZARDOUS WASTES , REGULATIONS , WASTE TREATMENT


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE