The Right Tooele for the Job

by William Parker, P.E., (F.ASCE), Dir. of Envir. Prog.; EG&G, Wellesley, MA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 11, Pg. 42-44

Document Type: Feature article


Parker describes how the nation's largest chemical munitions destruction facility was designed and how it will operate. The U.S. Signed on to the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty on April 23, 1997, agreeing to destroy its entire stockpile of weapons by the year 2006. The Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Utah is administered by EG & G and the Army and will destroy more than 40 percent of the United States stockpile. The design team attempted to maximize safety while leaving no harmful waste or emissions, having to maintain a 99.9999% efficiency rating.

Subject Headings: Weapons | Chemicals | Building design | Chemical treatment | Agreements and treaties | Aging (material) | Safety | Chemical wastes | United States | Utah

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