A Modified Baseline Incineration Process for Mustard by Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical

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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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. This report could provide useful guidance to the Army for making timely closure decisions regardless of the technology selected for implementation at Pueblo.

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.

In analyzing uncertain data, objective 25 THE MODIFIED BASELINE PROCESS estimates of probabilities should be used whenever possible. Market data, such as private insurance payments or interest rate differentials, may be useful in identifying and estimating relevant risks. Stochastic simulation methods can be useful for analyzing such phenomena and developing insights into the relevant probability distributions. In any case, the basis for the probability distribution assumptions should be reported.

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