MuniRem Environmental

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MuniRem Environmental (MRE) is an industry leader in providing chemistry that near instantly neutralize and destroys explosives and other energetics to non-hazardous end products. Our MuniRem product degrades energetics and chemical warfare materiel (CWM), while stabilizing heavy metals as the insoluble metal sulfides. MuniRem is recognized as a safer and faster solution for removing explosive risks from different materials.

MRE's award winning innovative green solutions are delivered to its private industry and government clients by highly qualified, dedicated and driven staff of engineers, scientists and UXO professionals. MuniRem has been applied at diverse Munitions and Explosives of concern (MEC) project sites in the United States and internationally.

MuniRem has been applied to:

  • Instantly neutralize bulk explosives
  • Destroy mustard and other chemical warfare materiel to non-hazardous products
  • Decontaminate explosives contaminated buildings, pipes, equipment and range scrap
  • Remove explosive risks ahead of UXO Tech response
  • Neutralize recovered underwater munitions on-site
  • Remediate explosives contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Clean explosives manufacturing plants and indoor training ranges
  • Destroy explosives in spent activated carbon
  • Destroy chlorinated organics (e.g., HCB, PCBs, TCE, PCE, etc.)
  • Stabilize and precipitate metals as the insoluble metal sulfides
  • Destroy chlorinated organics (e.g., HCB, PCBs, TCE, PCE, etc.)
  • Remediation of metals (AL, As, Ba, Ca, Cr(IV), Hg, Pb, U, etc.) by stabilization as insoluble metal sulfides

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EOD Responds to Possible Munition Finds In Outer Banks

Outer Banks, North Carolina Two possible mines were discovered in separate areas along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, one on Whale Head Beach in Corolla and a second near Cape Hatteras National Seashore, according to a news release from the National Park Service. An EOD unit from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was called in to investigate both finds.

There is no word on the identification of the Hatteras find (shown below), but EOD did identify the Whale Head Beach item as an inert training mine.

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5 Workers At Spring Valley CWM Site Fall Ill

Article Update on August 2017 incident.

Washington, D.C. Last month, five workers at 4825 Glenbrook Road (part of the Spring Valley project where the prior American University Experiment Station was located) were potentially exposed to an unknown chemical. The site crews are remediating WWI-era CWM at the site. Five of the seven workers exhibited symptoms of eye irritation and minor stomach issues. The workers were decontaminated onsite and reportedly all symptoms had subsided within an hour of the potential exposure. However, as a precaution, the workers were sent to George Washington University Hospital for medical monitoring and observation. All of the workers were released for work later that evening and all reported to work the next day.

The worksite where the possible exposure occurred was not shut down but has entered into a non-intrusive work pattern while a formal board of USACE, EPA and District of Environment and Energy (DOEE) officials investigates the incident. The board is expected to release a report at the end of October at which time a return to work phase will be announced.

The USACE Baltimore District provides weekly updates on the ongoing project at http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Home/Spring-Valley/.

Help Wanted Deputy Sheriff - Bomb Technician

LOCATION: - Nye County, Nevada

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Respond to calls for service, which include chemical, biological, radiological and explosive incidents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must first attend the Sheriff Academy and graduate as a Law Enforcement Deputy or hold a law enforcement certificate which has reciprocity in the State of Nevada. Former law enforcement personnel must not have received any discipline or committed a crime which would preclude him/her from being a law enforcement officer in the State of Nevada.

Must meet Nevada POST requirements and physical mental standards and is preferred to currently be certified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. All non EOD qualified personnel upon graduation from the Academy will be scheduled to attend the FBI Hazardous Devices School.

Must be able to perform mission essential tasks in either an 80 lb. bomb suit or chemical protective suits while wearing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Individual will be assigned as a Category 1 Deputy with law enforcement duties and will perform Bomb Technician duties for the Nye County SWAT team on a full-time basis and will be subject to an on call status 24/7 as needed to respond to incidents involving explosives and other hazardous materials.

TO APPLY:

Submit a letter of interest and resume for initial screening to Mr. Frank Czajkowski via email frank.czajkowski@gmail.com Qualified persons will be submitted through the chain of command to the Human Resources Office.

UXO Disposal Operation Sparks Wildfire

Oyen, Canada A UXO disposal operation conducted on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield is suspected of causing a wildfire which destroyed a farm including siz structures and farm vehicles and equipment. The Base Commander told reporters that a disposal operation aboard the base sparked a wildfire which took a number of assets from both the base and off-base to control.

At the same time firefighters were fighting the on-base fire, a grass fire started north of the base with caused an evacuation of a school and 40 area residents. Twenty fire engines, 10 water trucks and other assets from several jurisdictions were deployed to battle the blaze. The fire destroyed farm owned by an 89-year old farmer whose family has been farming the area for at least two generations.

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WWII Era 4,000 Pound British Bomb Recovered

Frankfurt, Germany Construction workers uncovered 4,000 pound WWII era British bomb which sparked a massive response operation by police and bomb disposal personnel. The response involved evacuating nearly 60,000 residents and businesses from a 1 mile evacuation area.

The bomb, identified as a High Capacity (HC) British Bomb (likely a MK I version given the reported descriptions), packed approximately 1.4 tons of high explosives). The render safe operation reported was completed ahead of the planned 12-hour response as bomb technicians safely de-fuzed the bomb so it could be transported for off-site disposal. Residents were allowed back into the exclusion zone following the response.

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DoD Releases Bombing Run Details To Aid UXO Efforts

Washington, D.C. The U.S. Army declassified 81 locations of targets recently bombed by U.S. lead coalition forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. According to a memo released by Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, providing a list of geographic coordinates was done "for the sake of public safety." The memo also stated that the detailed list included the type of munition and the latitude and longitude of the target location "so that duly authorized experts may more easily locate, render safe, and dispose of possible coalition UXO."

The military does not normally declassify and release such data so soon after the bombing. The declassification process normally takes years, if not decades to work through the system. Officials with the State Department are reportedly in discussions with the military about getting similar data for Ramadi, Fallujah, Tikrit and other locations.

An Almost Deadly Game of Fetch

Port Stephens, Australia A family on holiday at Birubi Beach are lucky to be alive after their dog, Peppah - a female bull terrier, played fetch with an unexploded WWII era round. In an interview with a local newspaper, the family reported that Peppah kept bring over rusty metal parts for the family to throw in her favorite game of fetch.

At first, the family though the item was an old rusty bike or car part, until the youngest daughter recognized it as a potential ordnance item. The family used a mapping program on their cell phones to pinpoint their location and called the police.

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