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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.
Wolford, Michael.
Gemeinhardt, Chad A.
Stokes, David W.
Keywords: Military bases
Refuse and refuse disposal--Incineration
Soldiers--Safety measures
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.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL SR-22-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 73 pages / 4.84 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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