DOD Eyes Alternatives To Open Burn As Munitions Production Ramps Up

May 8, 2023
The Defense Department (DOD) expects to see an increase in the military’s need to conduct open burning of off-specification munitions in the near-term due to the ramp-up in producing munitions for Ukraine even as EPA, under pressure from environmental justice (EJ) groups, prepares to clamp down on the use of such disposal methods. While DOD officials are continuing to call for EPA to allow the use of open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) for munitions disposal, they are also working to bolster...

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