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Cleanup of chemical and explosive munitions : locating, identifying contaminants, and planning for environmental remediation of land and sea military ranges and ordnance dumpsites

Author: Richard D Albright
Publisher: Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., ©2008.
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"Unexploded military ordnance and highly toxic chemical munitions, some dating back to World War I, are a worldwide concern - especially at closed military bases that are being redeveloped for housing or civilian use. Experts estimate that the United States alone could spend between $50 and 250 billion dollars to clean up these sites, many of which are now in densely populated residential areas." "Richard Albright's  Read more...
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Albright, Richard D.
Cleanup of chemical and explosive munitions.
Norwich, NY : William Andrew Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2007029904
(OCoLC)156994513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Albright
ISBN: 9780815516453 0815516452 9780815515401 0815515405 9780815516866 081551686X 6612013818 electronic bk 9786612013812 electronic bk 1282013815 9781282013810
OCLC Number: 297254264
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 325 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents: The Cleanup of Chemical and Explosive Munitions --
Cleaning Up Old Munitions Sites --
Limitations and Expertise in Remediating Munitions Sites --
Ordnance and Related Munitions Cleanup Issues --
Explosive Ordnance --
Chemical Warfare Material --
A History of Ordnance Disposal Practices --
Ordnance Detection Technology --
Excavation and Removal of Ordnance --
Recommendations --
A History of the Spring Valley Site --
Concerns over the Adequacy of Previous Remediation Efforts --
The District of Columbia's Initial Success as a State Regulator on Spring Valley --
The Continuing Search for Burial Sites --
Expanding and Enlarging a Remediation Site --
The Dangers of Lewisite and Arsenic --
Sampling Conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers --
Conceptual Site Model for Spring Valley --
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Offers instructions for cleaning up military ordnance sites, and lists of explosives, chemical warfare materials and breakdown products that the soil and groundwater must be tested for. This book  Read more...

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