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6 Findings and Recommendations
Pages 49-51

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... Activated carbon filters in use at several large incinerators in Europe meet very stringent regulations on emissions of chlorinated dioxins/furans and are considered to be the state-ofthe-art technology for this purpose. Based on preliminary design evaluations, activated carbon in the PFS of the Army's baseline incineration system is likely to have sufficient adsorption capacity to reduce emitted concentrations of dioxins, furans, HD, VX, and GB for more than a year of normal operations before the activated carbon would have to be replaced.
From page 50...
... The decision to continue with the current configurations at permitted facilities eliminates increases in risks to the public and workers from potential delays in stockpile destruction caused by facility modifications or permit changes. Although worker risk from current PFS configurations is uncertain, based on the available risk estimates and projected schedules, the committee concurs with the Army's conclusion.
From page 51...
... Future health risk assessments should include estimates of emitted and ambient concentrations of SOPCs, with and without the PFS, for all substances that contribute significantly to the overall risk. Because PFS performance cannot be based on actual measurements, the analysis should consider the implications of reducing emissions to both the method detection limit and the levels indicated by engineering calculations, including quantitative evaluations of the uncertainties associated with each risk estimate.

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