Explosive Ordnance Engineering
CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTSVILLE AL
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Explosive ordnance engineering is the technical evaluation of risk to the public associated with ordnance contaminated sites, the formulation of risk reduction measures, trade off analysis to compare alternate risk reduction measures and recommendation of the best alternative with respect to engineering judgments and public input. The analysis and evaluations must be mindful all factors normally associated with a full public interest review including a complete range of environmental considerations. We are now engaged in a formalized decision making process were simple solutions require detailed analysis to assure the validity of face value assumptions. We can no longer rely on DODs or the general publics intolerance for ordnance related risk. Acceptable solutions must appraise environmental consequences, cost and public acceptance, along with safety consideration. Explosive ordnance engineering is interdisciplinary planning, study, design, and remedial action involving ordnance and explosive waste contamination in accordance with CERCLA and the National Contingency Plan NCP. Programmatic planning and decision making require engineering and other professional disciplines. They are - site inspections, engineering reports remedial investigations, feasibility studies, engineering evaluations, cost analysis, miscellaneous route surveys, and others.
- Ammunition and Explosives