|From:||CPEO Moderator <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 25 May 2000 18:09:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ARMY CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM RECYCLES ROCKETS|
http://ens.lycos.com/ens/may2000/2000L-05-25-09.html ARMY CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM RECYCLES ROCKETS HAWTHORNE ARMY DEPOT, Nevada, May 25, 2000 (ENS) - The U.S. Army has found a way to recycle M60 and M61 training rockets, as well as M67 rocket motors and M441 shipping and firing tubes, as part of the Army's Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Program. None of the components contain chemical warfare agents. The Army had planned to use the rockets, motors and launch tubes for furnace testing in several chemical weapons disposal facilities. However, advances in technology have eliminated the need for such items for furnace testing. The Army contracted with Day & Zimmermann Hawthorne Corporation to dismantle and recycle the obsolete training rocket at the Hawthorne Army Depot. The facility has already recycled more than 200,000 binary projectiles. The majority of the metals components of the rockets will be recycled. The components that cannot be recycled - the propellant and explosives - will be destroyed at the facility. The training rockets were made to teach soldiers proper handling practices. The M60 dummy rocket contained ethylene glycol, or common antifreeze, but lacked the explosives and propellant of weapons rockets. The M61 practice rocket was also filled with antifreeze, and also contained explosives fuses and bursters. The 12 week dismantling and recycling operation began on April 17 and is expected to be complete early in June. The rockets, motors and launch tubes were trucked from Deseret Chemical Depot in Rush Valley, Utah to Hawthorne at the end of March. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can find archived listserve messages on the CPEO website at http://www.cpeo.org/lists/index.html. If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to: email@example.com ___________________________________________________________ T O P I C A The Email You Want. http://www.topica.com/t/16 Newsletters, Tips and Discussions on Your Favorite Topics
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