By Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants, Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
January 2012 observed the final touch of the U.S. Army's Chemical fabrics Agency's (CMA's) activity to break ninety percentage of the nation's stockpile of chemical guns. CMA accomplished destruction of the chemical brokers and linked guns deployed in another country, which have been transported to Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii, and demilitarized there. the remainder 10 percentage of the nation's chemical guns stockpile is saved at continental U.S. depots, in Lexington, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado. Their destruction has been assigned to a separate U.S. military association, the Assembled Chemical guns possible choices (ACWA) Element.
ACWA is at the moment developing the final chemical guns disposal amenities, the Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot crops (denoted PCAPP and BGCAPP), with guns destruction actions scheduled to begin in 2015 and 2020, respectively. ACWA is charged with destroying the mustard agent stockpile at Pueblo and the nerve and mustard agent stockpile at Blue Grass with no utilizing the a number of incinerators and furnaces used on the 5 CMA demilitarization vegetation that handled assembled chemical guns - munitions containing either chemical brokers and explosive/propulsive elements. the 2 ACWA demilitarization amenities are congressionally mandated to hire noncombustion-based chemical neutralization strategies to break chemical agents.
In order to securely function its disposal vegetation, CMA built tools and tactics to observe chemical agent infection of either secondary waste material and plant structural parts. ACWA at present plans to undertake those equipment and techniques to be used at those amenities. The Assessment of Agent tracking recommendations for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants document additionally develops and describes a half-dozen eventualities related to potential ACWA secondary waste characterization, approach apparatus upkeep and changeover actions, and closure agent decontamination demanding situations, the place direct, real-time agent illness measurements on surfaces or in porous bulk fabrics could permit extra effective and probably more secure operations if appropriate analytical expertise is out there and affordable.