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|Authors:||Emma Nehrenheim: Department of Public technology, Mälardalen University, Sweden|
|Publication title:||Mass Detonation or Recovery – Environmental Impact of Different Ammunition Destruction Methods|
|Conference:||Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10–11 November; 2003|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||A close examination of Swedish ammunition disposal reveals; among other things; that the use of resources and energy; not the least in connection with transportation; seems to be an often neglected environmental impact issue. Being international in nature; the problems connected with these issues can be solved only by international co-operation.
The Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) is a state agency that can influence consideration given to environmental issues. In connection with tender inquiries on open ammunition disposal; FMV can define a number of environment-related demands. One such demand has been studied at Mälardalen University. It was found that the environmental aspects of transportation are as a rule neglected in an overall assessment. Road transportation of ammunition as well as handling at the disposal site are indeed important issues of the entire disposal process.|
Today’s main reason for the ammunition industry to pay due attention to the eventual disposal process; is that recovery of materials in connection with ammunition disposal considerably reduces the environmental impact. Furthermore; doing business with recovered materials is a profitable side effect. Another side effect of careful planning of this type of processing is the positive influence on human health and biological diversity.
|No. of pages:||5|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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