Accession Number:

ADA608797

Title:

Rocket Paste Production Buildings Investigation, Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Baraboo, Wisconsin (Phase 1)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STONE AND WEBSTER INC GREENWOOD VILLAGE CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

2526.0

Abstract:

Badger Army Ammunition Plant BAAP is included in the first group of 13 inactive Army ammunition plants with transitioning missions. Operations Support Command OSC currently manages these plants and is in varying stages of transferring the properties out of Department of Defense DoD control. To accomplish this, many buildings used in the production, loading, handling, and storage of explosives must be demolished or characterized and decontaminated to a level protective of human health and the environment. BAAP alone has more than 1,400 buildings on the installation that will have to be addressed. Compounds associated with the buildings include nitrocellulose NC, nitroglycerine NG, dinitrotoluene DNT, and common compounds such as asbestos-containing material ACM, solvents, and metals. There are no full-scale technologies for non-destructive in situ characterization of hard to reach surfaces e.g., under floors in explosive-contaminated buildings. With adequate characterization, many buildings could be safely left in place, resulting in substantial cost avoidance and the ability to transfer the properties out of DoD control more quickly. This Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP Demonstration evaluated a variety of methods for characterizing the foundations, adjacent areas, and underlying soils without having to remove the buildings and foundations first. The intent of this demonstration was to show that the evaluated methods could be applied to many of the buildings at BAAP and at similar sites throughout the United States. Further information on the ESTCP can be found at httpwww.estcp.org.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE