Risk Standards for Ordnance and Explosives Removal
ARMY ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER HUNTSVILLE AL
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The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville USAESCH provides central program management, safety, and special engineering expertise for the Corps of Engineers to identify, evaluate, and clean up Formerly Used Defense Sites FUDS contaminated with Ordnance and Explosives OE. Inherent in this process is the need for risk-based site evaluations and clearance standards. There are currently no widely accepted procedures to define acceptable OE risk. The USAESCH has developed and continues to improve such a risk based methodology. This paper discusses the basis of this methodology and the extension of its use to include comparative risk data and consequences effects. The intent is to provide a clear means to relate OE hazards to common activities the public is exposed to regularly and for which comparative risk data are extensively collected.
- Administration and Management
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives