Accession Number:

AD0772920

Title:

Protection of the Environment During Demolition Activities.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to refine andor develop new demolition techniques which would serve to minimize hazards to the environment in areas where demolition activities are scheduled or are on-going. The objective of the first years effort was to survey present demolition techniques and provide a vehicle for assuring that the most modern demolition techniques and procedures are described so that the Army might make use of them in developing demolition contracts. The phase of the study reported herein involved 1 determining the general state-of-the-art of the demolition industry regarding techniques and current practices, 2 assessing Army demolition problems as characterized by typical projects, and 3 evolving basic guidelines and optional plans of action to be considered in planning demolition projects. It is concluded from this investigation that current Army policies concerning protection of the environment from demolition operations are in step with broad Federal policies aimed at improving the national level of environmental quality. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE