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

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Perform explosive separation in a separate facility with PMDs/ECRs, assuming state regulatory authorities will agree to an accelerated permit schedule. • Pursue a modified DFS and off-site treatment on parallel paths until state regulatory authorities indicate whether off-site shipment is viable. 23 • Eliminate the container handling building from the modified baseline process design, and design a buffer area to support transport of the munitions by MAVs. • Continue to investigate alternative agent-accessing equipment (alternatives to MDMs will be essential in order to meet overall throughput rates).

Overall Throughput The committee was provided an overview of throughput specifications for a modified baseline process design for Pueblo (Tomanek, 2000a, 2000b). The rate at which the MPF can process munitions or waste is the rate-limiting step in the design. All other equipment and feed conveyors in the MDB, including those in the unpack area, the munitions freeze area, the agent accessing area, and the munitions staging area, will be sized to meet the maximum MPF throughput rates. 2-inch mortar shells, 3,840 105-mm projectiles, or 1,867 155-mm projectiles.

Second, there are no agent pipes, pumps, or storage tanks. Third, freezing would reduce both the ambient vapor pressure of the agent (so agent spread would be limited) and the chance of liquid spills in the agent accessing area. Fourth, if the floor of the freezing and agent accessing area is a welded, seamless sheet of stainless steel, this sheet could be removed at closure, cut up, and processed through the MPF. The Stockpile Committee is preparing a report for release in 2001 on the ongoing closure activities for JACADS.

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