Closure and Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program

Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal process (JACADS), the 1st absolutely built-in chemical agent disposal facility, is found on Johnston Island a few 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. JACADS accomplished ten years of operations in November 2000, which led to the disposal of greater than 2000 a whole lot nerve and mustard brokers. In 1998, the military started making plans for closure and dismantling of the power. In 1999, the NRC was once requested to study the Army's making plans. This e-book provides an overview of deliberate and ongoing closure actions on Johnston Island in a few aspect. It additionally offers an research of the most likely implications for closure of disposal amenities at 8 continental U.S. garage sites.

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Removal and ultimate disposal of the soil will be based on applicable exposure limits in accordance with permit stipulations. The ultimate disposition of the contaminated soil will be resolved by a negotiated agreement with EPA and, in the case of off-site disposal, with the receiving treatment, storage, and disposal facility. The Stockpile Committee believes that JACADS has had adequate standard operating procedures to cover operations and maintenance and that management personnel have done a good job of reviewing the procedures to determine those that require change to incorporate closure activities.

16 CLOSURE AND JOHNSTON ATOLL CHEMICAL AGENT DISPOSAL SYSTEM adhere to the process established in the procurement manual and required by the federal acquisition regulations. Chemical Demilitarization Procurement Process As a consequence of OSC’s responsibility for contract negotiations, PMCD’s authority in the procurement process is diluted. Moreover, having OSC as a participant in the procurement process adds to the time needed for processing routine matters. S. Army, 2000c). Annex 1-A lists all equipment, components, and bulk material actually contaminated with agent and/or explosive or that could become exposed to chemical agent liquid or vapor.

On or within any other area or structure deemed to be included in the JACADS Closure Campaign (JCC) through the RCRA Facility Assessment (RFA) or other means. At the time the schedule was developed, there were significant uncertainties, the most important of which was EPA’s failure to agree on the end state for the site in the absence of a decision on end use. The Army and WDC assumed that industrial standards would apply rather than more stringent residential standards. However, this issue has not been settled.

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