|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:51:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: MLRS demilitarization, Letterkenny Depot (PA)|
Letterkenny Depot center to destroy rocket motors By JIM HOOK Chambersburg Public Opinion (PA) October 9, 2010Letterkenny 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A $12 million facility will dispose of propellant from the outdated multiple launch rocket system.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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.publicopiniononline.com/localnews/ci_16300875 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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