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By Robert Noyes

Many of the more challenging environmental difficulties dealing with the dept of safeguard (DOD) contain (1) chemical guns destruction, (2) explosive waste remediation, and (3) unexploded ordnance clearance and extraction. it truly is feasible that $50 to $100 billion may be spent through DOD for those 3 courses, supplying strange possibilities for environmental engineering and comparable businesses. army installations are Read more...

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In addition, any one of these technologies would not be sufficient, by itself, to dispose of an entire chemical weapon. For example, a given alternative technology might destroy the chemical agent but not destroy or decontaminate the body of the munition. This means multiple alternative technologies would be necessary, which could result in considerable program delays and additional costs. Because these technologies are in the earliest stages of development, cost estimates are either nonexistent or unreliable.

This is in addition to the approximately $18 billion to dispose of the chemical weapons non-stockpile material. (as discussed in Chapter 6). 5 billion has been expended. Currently, the total program life-cycle cost is projected to be $12 billion through 2004. The Army has testified that program costs could continue to rise over the life of the program for any of the following possible reasons: design changes, permit delays, more stringent regulatory requirements imposed by the states or federal government, schedule extensions, and additional costs of plant closures and dismantling.

The cover contains heat and prevents the deactivation furnace room from overheating during operation. To remedy the problem, the thickness and diameter of the deactivation furnace cover had to be increased. Technical problems also surfaced with the process equipment. For example, the rocket shear machine had to be adjusted to shear rockets into 13-inch lengths to prevent damage to heating coils. During systemization testing, sheared 19-inch rocket parts collected on the conveyor belt from the deactivation furnace, damaging heating coils hanging above the conveyor.

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