Jan. 10: More munitions to be destroyed in place on Green Mountain
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Community Involvement Manager
Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
More munitions to be destroyed “in place” on Green Mountain
DENVER—Explosive munitions found earlier this week on the north slope of the Green Mountain open space will be destroyed by detonation on Friday, Jan. 11. The munitions were located by contractors for the Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program using an innovative technology designed to identify potential buried munitions.
The munitions will be destroyed at approximately 11 a.m. Friday. They will be placed in an area surrounded by sand bags and detonated. The explosion likely will be a muffled boom followed by a small puff of smoke.
The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program is the Department of Defense’s demonstration and validation program for environmental and energy technologies. The program was established in 1995 to identify and demonstrate the most promising innovative and cost-effective technologies and methods that address the Department of Defense’s high-priority environmental requirements. Projects conduct formal demonstrations in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings.
This project is a collaboration of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Department of Defense, along with the Colorado Army National Guard and the City of Lakewood.