Washington, D.C. The EPA finally released its final report on Alternatives To OB/OD of energetic hazardous wastes after studying the topic for nearly two years. The report merely presents an overview of alternative treatment technologies organized by the following categories:
- case opening technologies for what EPA classifies as thick and thin cased munitions;
- energetic material removal technologies;
- energetic material destruction technologies; and
- decontamination technologies.
The report presents information on several specific technologies or approaches within each category that have been used in CONUS or internationally and included technologies that were "widely tested, but had limited success."