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Main Title Handbook on the management of munitions response actions : interim final.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher EPA,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA 505-B-01-001
OCLC Number 914287652
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Ammunition ; Explosive ordnance disposal--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Chemical weapons disposal--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Emergency management--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-505-B-01-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 1 online resource (approximately 315 pages) : illustrations
"May 2005." Includes bibliographical references. Online resource; title from PDF title page (EPA, viewed July 22, 2015).
Contents Notes
Introduction. -- Regulatory overview. -- Characteristics of munitions and explosives of concern. -- Detection of UXO and burned munitions. -- Response technologies. -- Explosives safety. -- Planning munitions response investigations. -- Devising investigation and response strategies. -- Underwater munitions and explosives of concern. -- Chemical munitions and agents. This handbook has been written for regulators and the interested public to facilitate understanding of the wide variety of technical issues that surround the munitions response actions at current and former Department of Defense (DoD) facilities. The handbook is designed to provide a common nomenclature to aid in the management of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) which includes: Unexploded ordnance (UXO) ; Abandoned and/or buried munitions (discarded military munitions, or DMM), and ; Soil with properties that are reactive and/or ignitable due to contamination with munitions constituents. The handbook also discusses common chemical residues (called munitions constituents) of explosives that may or may not retain reactive and/or ignitable properties but could have a potential impact on human health and the environment through a variety of pathways (surface and subsurface, soil, air and water).