Accession Number:

ADA193346

Title:

Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program. Transportation of Chemical Munitions at Reduced Temperature

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This report was produced to study the use of reduced temperature, either in the form of freezing or refrigeration, as a method of mitigating the consequences, of a chemical weapons transportation accident. The report studies the agents GB, VX and HD. The report discusses the use of reduced temperature to mitigate 1 accidents resulting in a detonation or fire, 2 accidents resulting in a spill and 3 emissions from leaking munitions. It also describes concepts for reducing temperatures before a move, and maintaining reduced temperatures during a move. Cost estimates are provided for these concepts. Keywords Refrigeration, Freezing, Reduced temperature, Chemical munitions, GB, VX, HD, Hazardous chemicals.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE