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9/1/2015 [977KB pdf] DF (Methylphosphonic Difluoride)
Pine Bluff Arsenal produced the precursor chemical methylphosphonic difluoride, or DF, at its Integrated Binary Production Facilities (IBPF) in the late 1980s and early 1990s as part of the United States’ Binary Chemical Weapons Program.

9/1/2015 [977KB pdf] QL (Diisopropyl Aminoethylmethyl Phosphonite)
QL served as one of the two non-lethal chemicals designed to mix together inside a munition while in flight to a target to form the lethal chemical VX.

8/1/2015 [1,160KB pdf] Materiel Assessment Review Board
The U.S. Department of Defense has tested and disposed of chemical warfare materiel at military installations in the United States and its territories since 1918.

8/1/2015 [1,069KB pdf] Large Item Transportable Access and Neutralization System
The Large Item Transportable Access and Neutralization System (LITANS) is being designed to treat large recovered chemical warfare materiel items.

8/1/2015 [738KB pdf] Managing Secondary Waste
Destruction of chemical warfare materiel results in the creation of secondary waste. The Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (RCMD) disposes of secondary waste at permitted commercial treatment, storage and disposal facilities.

6/30/2015 [2,346KB pdf] Single CAIS Access and Neutralization System
The Single CAIS Access and Neutralization System (SCANS) is a hand-held, chemical treatment container used to access and treat Chemical Agent Identification Set (CAIS) bottles containing the chemical agent mustard (H).

6/11/2015 [1,073KB pdf] Raman Spectrometer
The Raman Spectrometer identifies the contents of Chemical Agent Identification Sets (CAIS), glass vials containing various agents and industrial chemicals once used to train soldiers.

6/11/2015 [1,634KB pdf] Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS)
The Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS) non-intrusively detects the presence of chemical elements in suspect chemical warfare materiel.

6/1/2015 [1,978KB pdf] Explosive Destruction System (EDS) Overview
The Explosive Destruction System (EDS) provides on-site treatment of chemical warfare materiel in a safe, environmentally sound manner.

6/1/2015 [1,897KB pdf] Munitions - World War I munitions: projectiles
Most World War I chemical munitions were designed at the former Camp American University in Washington, D.C., and produced at Edgewood Arsenal, Md., or a commercial production facility.

6/1/2015 [670KB pdf] Interim Holding Facility
Interim holding facilities (IHF) provide safe, temporary storage for recovered chemical warfare materiel at sites where storage facilities, such as igloos and bunkers, are unavailable.

6/1/2015 [589KB pdf] Phosgene Carbonyl Chloride
Phosgene, a highly reactive, chlorinated chemical compound, is a colorless gas with the odor of newly mowed hay.

6/1/2015 [2,305KB pdf] What are Chemical Agents and Chemical Weapons?
Chemical agents are toxic compounds contained in a munition delivery system, which contains one type of agent.

6/1/2015 [588KB pdf] Chloropicrin
Description: At ambient temperature and pressure, chloropicrin is a colorless, oily liquid with an extremely sharp, sweet irritating odor.

6/1/2015 [3,451KB pdf] Former Production Facilities Demolition
On Dec. 28, 2006, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP, now Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate or RCMD) completed demolition of the nation’s former chemical warfare production facilities.

6/1/2015 [3,972KB pdf] RCMD Overview
CMA's Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (RCMD) provides centralized management and direction to the Department of Defense for the assessment and disposal of recovered chemical warfare materiel (RCWM) in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

6/1/2015 [664KB pdf] Multiple Round Container
After suspect recovered chemical warfare materiel (RCWM) is discovered, Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (RCMD) dispatches equipment to non-intrusively determine if the items are explosively configured and contain a liquid fill.

6/1/2015 [1,402KB pdf] Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography System (DRCT)
The Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography System (DRCT) uses digital X-ray photography to identify munition contents and explosive potential.

6/1/2015 [1,230KB pdf] Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS)
The Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate uses the Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS) to provide analysis of recovered items with unknown fills.

11/3/2011 [1,262KB pdf] Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Overview
The Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP) provides centralized management and direction to the Department of Defense for the disposal of non-stockpile chemical materiel in a safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective manner.

11/2/2011 [614KB pdf] Pine Bluff Ton Container Decontamination Facility
The Pine Bluff Ton Container Decontamination Facility decontaminates empty steel ton containers stored at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., enabling recycling of their high-grade steel.

11/1/2011 [610KB pdf] Mobile Command Post
The Mobile Command Post (MCP) is the latest NSCMP capability for assessment and treatment response.

7/22/2011 [255KB pdf] Non-Stockpile operations at Pine Bluff Arsenal
The U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP) currently manages one operation at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), Ark.

3/26/2010 [1,077KB pdf] Pine Bluff Explosive Destruction System (PBEDS)
The Explosive Destruction System (EDS) provided on-site treatment of chemical warfare materiel in a safe, environmentally sound manner.

3/4/2010 [421KB pdf] EDS: How it Works
The U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP) designed the Explosive Destruction System (EDS) to provide on-site treatment of chemical warfare materiel in a safe, environmentally sound manner.

12/9/2007 [70KB pdf] Nerve agents
Pure sarin (GB) and the other G-series nerve agents are colorless, odorless and tasteless as liquids and vapor.

12/9/2007 [81KB pdf] Sarin
Sarin (GB) is a man-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent.

12/9/2007 [82KB pdf] Sulfur mustard
Sulfur mustard, a blister agent, is a colorless to light yellow to dark brown oily liquid, depending upon the age and relative purity of the material.

12/9/2007 [80KB pdf] VX
The nerve agent VX is a man-made, fast-acting and lethal organophosphate compound similar to insecticide in terms of how it works and what kind of harm it will cause.

12/9/2007 [79KB pdf] White phosphorus
White phosphorus is a highly reactive elemental compound that oxidizes rapidly when exposed to air, forming phosphorus pentoxide, phosphorus trioxide and other polyphosphoric acids.

11/5/2007 [86KB pdf] Managing secondary wastes for the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project
The destruction of chemical warfare materiel results in the creation of secondary wastes.

11/5/2007 [436KB pdf] Chemical Agent Identification Sets
The U.S. Army used CAIS from 1928 to 1969 to train soldiers and sailors in the safe handling, identification, and decontamination of chemical warfare agents.

 


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