U.S. Department of Defense


Date of this Version



Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, June 1997


The study herein was performed through a partnering effort between the U.S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, MS. The Kansas City District funded portions of this effort as a means of evaluating various treatment options for the contaminated groundwaters at the Nebraska Army Ammunition Plant, Mead, NE.

Some of the WES activities were performed under funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). WES has been tasked by SERDP to develop peroxone oxidation as an economical means of decontaminating groundwaters contaminated with explosives at DoD sites.

This report was prepared by Ms. Elizabeth C. Fleming, Dr. Mark E. Zappi, Ms. Evelyn Toro, and Mr. Rafael Hernandez, all of the Environmental Restoration Branch (ERB), Environmental Engineering Division (EED), Environmental Laboratory (EL), WES; Ms. Karen Myers, Environmental Chemistry Branch (ECB), EED; Dr. Prasad Kodukula, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc., Overland Park, KS; and Ms. Rosemary Gilbertson, Kansas City District

This study was performed at WES under the direct supervision of Mr. Daniel E. Averett, Chief, ERB, and under the general supervision of Mr. Norman R. Francingues, Jr., Chief, EED. Drs. John W. Keeley and John Harrison were the Assistant Director and Director of EL, respectively, during this study.

Dr. Harrison was also the Director of SERDP, Washington, DC, and Dr. M. John Cullinane was the WES Program Manager of SERDP during this study.

At the time of publication of this report, Dr. Robert W. Whalin was the Director of WES. COL Bruce K. Howard, EN, was Commander.