2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:51:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: MLRS demilitarization, Letterkenny Depot (PA)
Letterkenny Depot center to destroy rocket motors

Chambersburg Public Opinion (PA)
October 9, 2010

Letterkenny Army Depot is moving ahead with a plan to destroy rocket motors containing a chemical known to cause thyroid problems.

Destruction of the rocket propellant ammonium perchlorate is to be contained in a large chamber so no pollutants are released to the environment, according to Ed Averill, director of Letterkenny Munitions Center. A similar technique has been tested successfully on smaller rocket motors at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada.

A $12 million facility will dispose of propellant from the outdated multiple launch rocket system. Construction is to begin after Oct. 1, 2011, with operations starting after Oct. 1, 2012, and full production a year later, according to Averill. The project is still in the planning stage.


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