In 1996, Congress enacted directing the Department of Defense to assess and demonstrate technology alternatives to incineration for destruction of the chemical weapons stored at Pueblo Chemical and Blue Grass Army Depots. Since then, the National Research Council (NRC) has been carrying out evaluations of candidate technologies including reviews of engineering design studies and demonstration testing. Most recently, the NRC was asked by the Army to evaluate designs for pilot plants at Pueblo and Blue Grass. These pilot plants would use chemical neutralization for destroying the chemical agent and the energetics in the munitions stockpiles of these two depots. This report provides the interim assessment of the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) to permit adjustment of any significant problems as soon as possible. The report presents an analysis of the issues about the current PCAPP design and a series of findings and recommendations about ways to reduce concerns with involve the public more heavily in the process.The ETS has elevator mechanisms outside the energetics discharge door of each ECR. ... requesting a waiver from the Army and the CDPHE to permit shipment of all uncontaminated propellant material (propellant bags ... Each ERH is a continuous-feed unit, 6 ft in diameter and 20 ft long, with an inclined feed mechanism.
|Title||:||Interim Design Assessment for the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant|
|Author||:||Committee to Assess Designs for Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants, Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2005-01-18|