Range Resiliency: Fate, Transport & Mitigation of Legacy & Insensitive High Explosive Constituents

DoD’s test and training ranges are a critical asset for the military. Maintaining these ranges is essential to enable troops to train in realistic circumstances at appropriate scales and to develop and test new weapons systems. Associated munitions constituents may pose environmental, occupational, safety, and health risks and mitigating these risks throughout the life cycle of these materials is critical to mission success. This session addressed emerging issues in known or suspected toxicity parameters, the fate and transport of these compounds in the environment, treatment options for wastes from munitions manufacturing.

Session Chair: Dr. Jennifer Weidhaas, University of Utah
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Jennifer Weidhaas, University of Utah
Keynote Address: Army National Guard Operational Range Best Management Practices Dr. Bonnie Packer, Army National Guard Installations and Environment G9
DNAN and NTO, “a Tale of Three Fates” Dr. Jim Field, University of Arizona
Amendments for Munitions Constituents Management on Ranges: The Role of Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter Dr. Wenqing Xu, Villanova University
Electrochemical Destruction of Munition Constituents and Insensitive High Explosives in Manufacturing Wastewaters Dr. Brian Chaplin, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Challenges of Modeling Munition Constituent Risks to Support Range Assessment Dr. Jodi Ryder, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Defusing an Explosive Issue: Engineering GM Plants to Contain Explosives Pollution on Military Ranges Dr. Neil Bruce, University of York

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