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As Table 4-1 shows, it is much less risky to destroy the stockpiled agents at these sites than to continue storing them. The table also shows that a baseline facility at Pueblo has the 26 RISK, SAFETY, AND STAKEHOLDER ISSUES TABLE 4-1 Summary of Results of Phase 1 QRAs for Baseline Incineration Systems at Several Sites Site Pine Bluff, Arkansas Blue Grass, Kentucky Umatilla, Oregon Anniston, Alabama Pueblo, Colorado Probability of One or More Public Fatalities During Disposal Operations Probability of One or More Public Fatalities in 20 Years of Continued Storage 1 in 20,000 1 in 83,000 1 in 300,000 1 in 435,000 Less than 1 in 1,000,000,000 1 in 33 1 in 64 1 in 400 1 in 100 1 in 1,000,000 Source: Adapted from SAIC, 1998.

Use a single, four-zone MPF. • Use a PAS with increased capacity. • Incorporate the PFS in the modified baseline process for Pueblo because it has the best chance of being accepted by the public and regulators. • Ship brine off site for processing. During the preparation of this report, only five decisions appeared to be firm: (1) not proceeding with manual/ semimanual removal of energetics; (2) integrating the energetics removal step into the MDB rather than in a separate facility; (3) using a single, four-zone MPF; (4) using a PAS with increased capacity; and (5) incorporating a PFS.

Army, 2000c): A preliminary flow diagram for the modified baseline process is shown in Figure 3-1. Transport of Munitions The plan for a modified baseline process for PCD envisions transporting munitions to and from the storage igloos in modified ammunition vans (MAVs), provided the risks are acceptable compared with those from using on-site containers (ONCs) at baseline system sites such as Tooele. No incidents occurred during the transport of munitions by MAVs from the Johnston Island storage area to JACADS during the disposal campaigns conducted there.

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