The DOD has contracted with Bechtel National, Inc.-Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. to design and operate a pilot plant for the destruction of chemical agent at the Blue Grass chemical weapons storage facilities. As part of the NRC efforts to assist the DOD with its chemical demilitarization efforts, the Department requested a review and assessment of the Bechtel-Parsons proposal. This letter report presents the review of the proposal for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). It also presents an assessment of alternative configurations developed by the study committee. Several factors, including technical feasibility, public acceptance, equipment availability, and safety, were used to evaluate the life-cycle cost and schedule implications of the alternatives for the BGCAPP. These assessments are primarily the result of the consensus judgments of the committee based in the substantial project management experience of its members.Letter Report Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ... Charles I. McGinnis, Vice Chair, who holds an M.Engr. in civil engineering from Texas Aaamp;M University, retired from the U.S. Army as a major general. ... General McGinnis has also served as the director of engineering and construction for the Panama Canal Company and later as vice president of the company ... He has considerable experience with engineering and construction.
|Title||:||Review and Assessment Program Options for Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants at Blue Grass|
|Author||:||Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2005-12-31|