Accession Number:

ADA193351

Title:

Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program. Chemical Agent and Munition Disposal. Summary of the U.S. Army's Experience

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1972-Aug 1987

Corporate Author:

PROGRAM MANAGER FOR CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1987-09-21

Pagination or Media Count:

494.0

Abstract:

The report was prepared in support of the U.S. Armys Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program CSDP Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, and Discuss the Armys industrial scale chemical agent and munitions disposal experience. Since 1969, when the National Academy of Science recommended that ocean dumping be discontinued as a method of chemical agent and munition disposal, the Army has destroyed nearly 15 million pounds of chemical agents by either chemical neutralization or incineration. This experience has been incorporated into the design of the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System, which is being constructed on a small island in the Pacific Ocean, and the proposed CSDP disposal plants. Keywords Chemical agents, Disposal, Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Tooele Army Depot.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE