Closure and Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program

Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal process (JACADS), the 1st totally built-in chemical agent disposal facility, is found on Johnston Island a few 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. JACADS accomplished ten years of operations in November 2000, which led to the disposal of greater than 2000 a whole lot nerve and mustard brokers. In 1998, the military started making plans for closure and dismantling of the power. In 1999, the NRC was once requested to check the Army's making plans. This publication offers an overview of deliberate and ongoing closure actions on Johnston Island in a few element. It additionally presents an research of the most probably implications for closure of disposal amenities at 8 continental U.S. garage sites.

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3 More specifically, current plans call for the Army to place the site under the jurisdiction of the Air Force upon completion of JACADS closure activities. Although it is likely that FWS will ultimately assume stewardship responsibility for Johnston Island, the Army presently plans to provide parttime monitoring staff for a period of 5 years after closure operations have been completed. END-STATE CLEANUP CRITERIA The end state, as defined in this report, is the final required condition of a building, facility, or site after cleanup is accomplished.

The most significant unresolved issues may be the cleanup standards and the analytical methods for measuring agent and agent breakdown products in concrete and soil. PREPARATION OF DETAILED ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS WDC has prepared documentation contained in three large three-ring binders. S. Army, 2000a, 2000c, 2000d). The Decommissioning Plan includes several appendixes with detailed information on the following: system and area closure and decontamination; waste disposal; and decontamination cost estimates.

S. Army Chemical Activity–Pacific (USACAP) and JACADS, tenants on the island, have larger security contingents associated with their operations. S. Army, 2000f). The Commander USACAP, the JACADS site project manager, and the WDC project manager are responsible for their own people and the organizational elements subordinate to them or under their contract control. S. Army, 2000f). Chemical Surety Program The chemical surety program is a Department of Defensemandated program.

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