Accession Number : AD1019134

Title :   Chemical Demilitarization Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (Chem Demil-ACWA)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Department of Defense,SFAE-ACW-Z APG-EA United States

Personal Author(s) : Whyne,Conrad

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Chemical Demilitarization-Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (Chem Demil-ACWA) is performing a portion of the chemical warfare materiel elimination mission. In 1996, Congress and the President, responding to public concerns about the safe destruction of chemical weapons, established and later expanded the ACWA program (Public Laws 104-208, 105- 261, 106-79, and 107-248). The DoD was charged with identifying and demonstrating two or more alternative technologies to incineration for the destruction of assembled chemical weapons. The DAE assigned PM ACWA the responsibility for developing neutralization technologies to eliminate the chemical weapons stockpiles located at Pueblo, CO, and Blue Grass, KY (July 16, 2002, and February 3, 2003, respectively). At the time of initiation, the ACWA program was known as the Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment program. When the assessment phase was complete, the ACWA program shifted its focus from assessing chemical weapons destruction technologies to implementing full-scale pilot testing. As a result, the program was renamed Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives in June 2003, to better reflect the new program goals. To raise the programs visibility and obtain the necessary resources, PM ACWA was redesignated as the Program Executive Office, ACWA on October 1, 2012.

Descriptors :   military acquisition , test and evaluation , cost estimates , demilitarization , Chemical agents , Destruction , hazardous materials , stockpiles , supply depots , Waste Management , Chemical ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE