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1 Introduction and Background
Pages 6-10

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... After setting several intermediate goals and dates, on October 23, 1992, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1993 (Public Law 102-484) , which directed the Army to dispose of the entire stockpile of unitary chemical warfare agents and munitions by December 31, 2004.
From page 7...
... After a workshop sponsored by the Stockpile Committee in 1991, the Army was urged to evaluate a number of improvements in the pollution control systems for cleaning the incinerator off-gases at stockpile disposal sites in the continental United States (NRC, 1991~. One of the technologies to be evaluated was the use of activated carbon to adsorb SOPCs:
From page 8...
... The workshop was followed by a letter report in 1992 by the Stockpile Committee that included several recommendations based on workshop discussions for improving the performance of the baseline system PAS (NRC, 1992~. One of these mentioned carbon filters: The Army should consider incorporating passive controls, such as activated carbon beds, to ensure the lowest emissions even under temporary upsets (e.g., "puffs")
From page 9...
... , and the two major risk assessments conducted for each continental disposal site, namely, the QRA (a quantitative risk assessment of the likelihood and consequences of accidental agent releases) and the HRA (a health risk assessment of potential effects of facility emissions during mild and severe upset conditions on human health and the environment)
From page 10...
... incinerators. · Produce a report that reflects the background of the Army's incineration program and previous relevant NRC recommendations; provides data on flue gas emissions and public concerns; details filter performance principles; and reviews the PAS carbon filter design, operation, maintenance, and disposal requirements.

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