Neutron Spectrometry for Identification of filler material in UXO - Final Report

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Unexploded ordnance (UXO)-contaminated sites often include ordnance filled with inert substances that were used in dummy rounds. During UXO surveys, it is difficult to determine whether ordnance is filled with explosives or inert material (e.g., concrete, plaster-of-paris, wax, etc.) or is empty. Without verification of the filler material, handling procedures often necessitate that the object be blown in place, which has potential impacts to the environment, personnel, communities and survey costs. The Department of Defense (DoD) needs a reliable, timely, non-intrusive and cost-effective way to identify filler material before a removal action. A new technology that serves this purpose would ... continued below

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Bliss, Mary September 12, 2007.

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Unexploded ordnance (UXO)-contaminated sites often include ordnance filled with inert substances that were used in dummy rounds. During UXO surveys, it is difficult to determine whether ordnance is filled with explosives or inert material (e.g., concrete, plaster-of-paris, wax, etc.) or is empty. Without verification of the filler material, handling procedures often necessitate that the object be blown in place, which has potential impacts to the environment, personnel, communities and survey costs. The Department of Defense (DoD) needs a reliable, timely, non-intrusive and cost-effective way to identify filler material before a removal action. A new technology that serves this purpose would minimize environmental impacts, personnel safety risks and removal costs; and, thus, would be especially beneficial to remediation activities.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-16831
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/957370 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 957370
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc931042

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Bliss, Mary. Neutron Spectrometry for Identification of filler material in UXO - Final Report, report, September 12, 2007; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931042/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.