Alternatives for the Demilitarization of Conventional Munitions – Public Meeting Aug 22-23

A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study will examine the conventional munitions demilitarization program at the U.S. Department of Defense, as mandated in the Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.  The study will review conventional munitions demilitarization stockpile and disposal technologies that are currently used, and identify and evaluate barriers to deploying alternatives to open burning and open detonation.

The committee conducting the study will hold its first meeting on Aug. 22-23, in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  The public sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 23.  The committee will hear from experts on demilitarization technologies under development and environmental considerations for demilitarization. 

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