|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||26 Jul 2005 15:06:22 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RAND Study on estimating Munitions Response costs|
"Unexploded Ordnance Cleanup Costs: Implications of Alternative Protocols," by Jacqueline MacDonald and Carmen Mendez, RAND Corporation, 2005. Military downsizing has resulted in the closure of numerous military bases that once hosted military training and weapons testing activities. Ultimate plans call for many of these former range areas to be transferred or sold to civilians - either to other government agencies or to private landowners. The presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) - bombs, grenades, rockets, and other munitions that have been primed and launched but failed to detonate - has interfered with efforts to transfer and sell this land because of the potential hazards it poses to civilians. All types of ordnance have a failure rate, ranging from a few percent to 30 percent. As a result, unexploded munitions that could still detonate at some future time are inevitably present on any land where the military has trained with or tested weapons. The research presented in this monograph explores issues related to the cost of cleaning up UXO. The analysis illustrates that the costs to search for and excavate UXO can vary by orders of magnitude depending upon the process used and the clearance requirements. Since final agreements on these processes and requirements have not been reached at many UXO sites, the estimates of total cleanup costs remain speculative. ... To download or order the 15-page summary or 110-page full document, go to http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG244/ -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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