Risk Management/Cleanup Decisions at Closed Bombing Ranges, Achieving Consensus Between DOD and State Regulators
COLORADO DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT DENVER CO
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The Department of Defense property account represents approximately 25 million acres of land within the United States. These lands are utilized for a variety of activities to train and support our military. Training of our military in part includes utilization of ranges and training areas for testing weapon systems as well as training troops in wartime doctrine. Within the Formerly Used Defense Sites FUDS Program there are an estimated 900 sites that have the potential for Unexploded Ordnance UXO contamination, The areas containing UXO on active DOD properties as well as FUDS properties represent potentially millions acres of land that have the potential for UXO contamination. Todays technologies for locating and removing UXO are labor intensive, time consuming and ultimately very expensive all which represents a unique challenge for the nation. The State and DOD share common goals and objectives for response actions for UXO contamination.
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies