Accession Number:

ADA133398

Title:

An Environmental Assessment for Open Air Testing of Munitions Involving Depleted Uranium at MICOM

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 22 Sep 1982-28 Feb 1983

Corporate Author:

ALABAMA A AND M UNIV NORMAL DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of a project to assess the likely impact on the environment of an open air testing program involving depleted uranium DU at MICOM. Technical aspects of DU are briefly reviewed and the topography and climate of the proposed test sites are characterized. Under the assumptions of the analysis used in preparing this report no biologically significant concentrations of DU in air are anticipated. Establishment of an onsite monitoring program to test for DU in air, soil and water is viewed as an essential component of the testing program. Detailed examination of the life cycle of DU in the environment is recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE