UNEP – Ground contamination assessment report, military waste storage site, Astana, Afghanistan

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Impact, Management, Sources | No Comments
UNEP – Ground contamination assessment report, military waste storage site, Astana, Afghanistan

A UNEP investigation into a military waste storage site near Astana, a small village in north east Afghanistan. The Astana site was used to store missiles and warheads, rocket fuel, warhead casings, rocket fuel, nitric acid and aircraft instrument display panels. The fieldwork conducted found the substances of environmental concern to be hydrazine, nitric acid, unexploded ordinance and radioactivity from tritium and radium within the aircraft instrument display panels. The general conclusion was that while there was an environmental risk, this would be dependant on the nature of any prospective use of the site (e.g. agriculture or residential).

Source: UNEP PCoB

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