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Title: Blast effects monitoring study at hazardous waste site cleanup : Meddybemps, Maine
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division.
Yule, Donald E.
Sydow, Norman J.
Pickens, James L.
Keywords: Acoustics
Blasting safety
Blast effects monitoring
Detonation waves
Blast effects
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-89-29.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This report documents the results of a blast-effects monitoring study conducted during the Eastern Surplus hazardous waste site cleanup at Meddybemps, Maine. Seismic and acoustic data were collected at two locations during the demolition of deteriorated compressed gas cylinders using maximum explosive charges of 0.6-lb C4 . The maximum peak particle velocity (PPV) and maximum peak air overpressure were 0.007 ips and 0.017 psi, respectively. These results were obtained f r om extrapolation of recorded levels at the measurement stations to the nearest private residences from the blast pit. These values are below the level of 1.0-ips PPV and near the level of 0.015-psi peak air overpressure established by the US Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation, and Enforcement for safe blasting criteria.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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