Accession Number:

ADP013459

Title:

Chemical Warfare Agent Disposal Public Health Oversight

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The chemical agent destruction program has proceeded slowly and with due deliberation. The DHHS oversight mechanism envisioned by Congress has generally worked well. The Army has showed good cooperation in keeping DHHS informed and involved as needed. The Army has also been very responsive in addressing the issues raised by DHHS and incorporating changes as recommended. The result of this program has been the evolution of systems that are demonstrated to be safe to both workers and the public. To maintain the level of effectiveness achieved will require a continued vigilance by the Army, DHHS, and regulatory agencies. New technology evolution and the emergence of new problems will continue to provide an exciting challenge for the foreseeable future.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE