Accession Number:

ADA526724

Title:

Ordnance Removal and the Public: Public Affairs at Formerly Used Defense Sites

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

People dont like bombs in their backyards. Dangerous unexploded ordnance exists on private property, sometimes in great quantities. Former ordnance plants, depots, arsenals, and training areas, long abandoned by the Defense Department, now house industrial parks, wildlife preserves, and subdivisions. Huntsville Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is tasked to remove ordnance and explosive waste from formerly used Defense sites as part of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program. During ordnance removal operations, we keep the public informed. We do this for three reasons 1 the government has an obligation to keep the public informed about its ongoing missions 2 people fear unexploded ordnance -- they harbor misconceptions about it or dont understand safety precautions and 3 adverse publicity or negative political attention can stop an ordnance removal effort.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE