Explosives Waste Disposal Sites: A DoD-Wide Problem Case Study: Milan Army Ammunition Plant O-Line Settling Ponds,
ARMY TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Past disposal practices associated with explosives manufacturing and loading, assembling, and packing operations at US Army facilities has resulted in environmental contamination at a number of these sites. A case study at Milan Army Ammunition Plant is examined delineating the effects of disposal practices on the environment and the actions taken to prevent additional contamination in an environmentally acceptable and safety conscious manner. Groundwater contamination is extensively examined and an in-place closure action of the O-line settling ponds used for disposal of pink water from washout operations is presented addressing both safety and environmental considerations.