Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 254th week of the war, 136th week of U.S. participation.

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 254th week of the war, 136th week of U.S. participation.

Date: July 24, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts. Maps display the Normandy front, the eastern front, and New Guinea. Back: "Saipan! within the inner defenses." Includes 9 photographs.
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Demonstration of base catalyzed decomposition process, Navy Public Works Center, Guam, Mariana Islands

Demonstration of base catalyzed decomposition process, Navy Public Works Center, Guam, Mariana Islands

Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Schmidt, A.J.; Freeman, H.D.; Brown, M.D.; Zacher, A.H.; Neuenschwander, G.N.; Wilcox, W.A. et al.
Description: Base Catalyzed Decomposition (BCD) is a chemical dehalogenation process designed for treating soils and other substrate contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), pesticides, dioxins, furans, and other hazardous organic substances. PCBs are heavy organic liquids once widely used in industry as lubricants, heat transfer oils, and transformer dielectric fluids. In 1976, production was banned when PCBs were recognized as carcinogenic substances. It was estimated that significant quantities (one billion tons) of U.S. soils, including areas on U.S. military bases outside the country, were contaminated by PCB leaks and spills, and cleanup activities began. The BCD technology was developed in response to these activities. This report details the evolution of the process, from inception to deployment in Guam, and describes the process and system components provided to the Navy to meet the remediation requirements. The report is divided into several sections to cover the range of development and demonstration activities. Section 2.0 gives an overview of the project history. Section 3.0 describes the process chemistry and remediation steps involved. Section 4.0 provides a detailed description of each component and specific development activities. Section 5.0 details the testing and deployment operations and provides the results of the individual demonstration campaigns. Section 6.0 gives ...
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