MPD On Scene Ordnance Disposal

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On January 22, Dover Air Force Base’s 436th Explosive Ordnance Flight responded to and mitigated the potential hazards of two 75 mm mustard rounds recovered from Sea Watch International, a seafood processing facility in Milford, Delaware. Presumably dredged from the ocean during clamming operations, the two rounds were safely stored on the Dover Air Force Base.
The base is working with the Army’s Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (RCMD), US Army Chemical Materials Activity, and US Army 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) to assess these items to determine if they contain chemical agent.

“Assessment is scheduled for the week of January 26,”Sarah Bergstein, 1Lt, USAF
Chief, Public Affairs at Dover Air Force Base. “The items are in safe, secure storage until that time. As security and decontamination procedures were followed, there is no danger to military personnel or the surrounding community.”

Since 2004, RCMD (formerly the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project) has completed eight missions to Dover AFB to destroy a total of 16 recovered chemical munitions, the most recent in August 2014. These items were destroyed using the Explosive Destruction System (EDS). The EDS has successfully treated 1,855 items since entering service in 1999.

Officials urge individuals that if a disposed ordnance is found, do not make contact with the item. Move away and immediately call your local law enforcement agency.

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