Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities

Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities

By: Committee on Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Board on Army Science and Technology (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

For over a decade the Army has been carrying out a program aimed at the destruction of accumulated chemical weapons stored at several sites. While destruction by incineration has been successful, several incidents -- called chemical events -- occurred during the disposal process or decontamination activities that raised some public concerns about the safety of operations of three third generation incineration facilities. As a result, the Congress asked the NRC to investigate whether the incidents provide information useful to help ensure safe operation of the future sites. This book presents an analysis of causes of and responses to past chemical events, implications of such events for ongoing and future demilitarization activities, and recommendations for preparing for future events.

About Author

Committee on Evaluation of Chemical Events at Army Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 The Chemical Demilitarization Challenge; 4 2 Causal Factors in Events at Chemical Demilitarization Facilities; 5 3 Responses to Chemical Events at Baseline Chemical Demilitarization Facilities; 6 4 Implications of Past Chemical Events for Ongoing and Future Chemical Demilitarization Activities; 7 5 Preparing for Potential Future Chemical Events at Baseline Chemical Demilitarization Facilities; 8 6 Findings and Recommendations; 9 References; 10 Appendix A Specific Design Features of the Toole Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Baseline Incineration System; 11 Appendix B Chronicle of Chemical Events and Other Occurrences at TOCDF and JACADS As Identified by PMCD; 12 Appendix C List of Individual Incidents from the Chemical Weapons Working Group; 13 Appendix D List of Individual Incidents from Calhoun County Commission, Anniston, Alabama; 14 Appendix E Additional Information Concerning Risk; 15 Appendix F Causal Tree Analysis of December 3-5, 2000, Event at JACADS; 16 Appendix G Memorandum of Understanding Between Deseret Chemical Depot and Tooele County for Information Exchange; 17 Appendix H Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 18 Appendix I Committee Meetings

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309086295
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9780309086295
  • ISBN10: 0309086299

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close