Accession Number:

ADA513740

Title:

Munitions Items Disposition Action System (MIDAS) Program

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The MIDAS Program was established in 1992 to identify alternatives to open burning and open detonation, and to provide a systematic approach to the disposition of unwanted munitions items. Over four hundred thousand tones of excess, obsolete, or unserviceable dissimilar munitions, ranging from small caliber cartridges to complex cluster bomb units, await disposal. Characterization of munitions components and constituents is essential to support the four MIDAS Program thrust areas demil execution, resource recovery and recycling R3, research and development technology application, and environmental permitting. Centrally located MIDAS data is available to Government, Industry, and Academia as a management tool to respond to these thrust areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE