Accession Number:

ADP005351

Title:

Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant, New Bomb Open Burning/Open Detonation Grounds EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Surface Sweep - A Project Overview

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Division recently completed a contract for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD Surface Sweep of the Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant HWAAP, Nevada, New Bomb Open BurningOpen Detonation Grounds OBOD. The scope of the contract required the location and rendering safe of approximately 5000 tons of ordnance fragments and 25,000 items of unexploded ordnance. This was a manual labor intensive operation under the direct supervision of civilian EOD qualified supervisors. The completion of this project has demonstrated that what was once an exclusive military function can be done in a safe and effective manner by civilian forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE