Accession Number : ADA271648


Title :   Support for the Delisting of Decontaminated Liquid Chemical Surety Materials as Listed Hazardous Waste from Specific Sources (STATE) MD02 in COMAR 10.51.02.16-1


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Dec 1987-Feb 1988


Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD


Personal Author(s) : Durst, H D ; Sarver, Emory W ; Yurow, Harvey W ; Beaudry, William T ; D'Eramo, Patsy A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a271648.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : Maryland recently enacted regulations that listed decontaminated residues of certain chemical warfare agents as hazardous wastes. The State would consider delisting if the Army document the effects of its decontamination procedures. Army specialists at U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center (CRDEC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, have had exhaustive experience in this area since 1918 when chemical agents were first used in combat in World War I. Competence accrued during this 70-year legacy includes destruction of laboratory and training wastes, combat decontamination, and largescale demilitarization of unserviceable and obsolete agent-filled munitions. The facts and circumstances enumerated in this document indicate that current decontamination practices are safe, scientifically valid, and result in the total destruction of agents in questions.


Descriptors :   *DECONTAMINATION , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS , THERMODYNAMICS , HYDROLYSIS , REGULATIONS , TOXICOLOGY


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE