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|Title:||Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for open-air solid waste burning in contingency locations|
|Authors:||Urban, Angela B.|
Wallingford, Ioannis E.
Cosper, Stephen D.
Rice, Abigail M.
Wolf, Whitney K.
Anderson, H. Garth.
Gemeinhardt, Chad A.
Stokes, David W.
Refuse and refuse disposal--Incineration
|Publisher:||Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)|
|Series/Report no.:||Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL SR-22-3|
|Abstract:||Service engineer doctrine and field manuals, such as Army Techniques Publication 3-34.40, Technical Manual 5-634, and Army Regulation 420-1, offer guidance on solid waste management but do not provide the level of detail and practical guidance for open-air burning of solid waste to reduce risk to the Warfighter. Studies have shown that there could be ill health effects to service members from exposure to toxins from open-air burning. Further practical guidance is necessary to ensure that if there are no other means available for solid waste disposal, the risks associated with open-air burning are minimized as much as possible during contingency operations. Commands have limited resources and reduced personnel available to study which open-air burning procedures are optimal based on readiness and mission requirements. Planning for efficiency and risk avoidance in open-air burning operations includes several facets (e.g., site planning, processing, and recordkeeping considerations). This special report provides operational guidance to minimize risk of open-air burning for the Warfighter and other joint service personnel, particularly when there is no other alternative to open-air burning, during initial phase operating a burn pit or for waste management planning to establish standard operating procedures.|
|Gov't Doc #:||ERDC/CERL SR-22-3|
|Rights:||Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited|
|Size:||73 pages / 4.84 MB|
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|Appears in Collections:||Special Report|
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