Article | Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003 | Addressing Environmental Issues During Acquisition

Title:
Addressing Environmental Issues During Acquisition
Author:
Ian G. Wallace: Department of Environmental & Ordnance Systems, Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK
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Year:
2003
Conference:
Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003
Issue:
009
Article no.:
025
Pages:
115-115
No. of pages:
1
Publication type:
Abstract
Published:
2003-11-07
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Many of the problems of the disposal of munitions at the end of their lives are a consequence of the decisions taken during the acquisition phase. The smart acquisition process; introduced by the UK Ministry of Defence in the past few years; seeks to address some of the disposability and environmental issues at the key decision points early in the acquisition process. The business case for any munition acquisition needs to consider the whole life costs; which include those for disposal as well as examining the implication of ownership on the environment. This paper describes some of the work underway in the UK to develop standards and methodologies to enable environmental and disposability requirements to be specified at the acquisition stage. In particular; it describes the application of Environmental and Safety Compliance Levels (ESCL’s) in munitions acquisition.

Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Ian G. Wallace
Title:
Addressing Environmental Issues During Acquisition
References:

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world


2.‚ÄúIt-Based distance Method for a Vocational Education Programme for Qualified Operators and Technicians in the Swedish Explosives Industry‚ÄĚ; Hans Wallin; presented to the 30th DoD Explosives Safety Seminar; Atlanta; August 2002.

Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Ian G. Wallace
Title:
Addressing Environmental Issues During Acquisition
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