ERT supports military munitions investigation and remediation nationwide with a focus on determining the most appropriate approach to mitigating munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and munitions constituents (MC) hazards to the public, balancing factors such as cost and public acceptance.
Our staff of highly experienced UXO Program and Project Managers, industry expert geophysicists, and military-trained and certified unexploded ordnance (UXO) technicians have supported MMRP investigations, the management of material potentially posing explosive hazard (MPPEH) including explosive demilitarization, time-critical/emergency actions, and support for construction projects located in sites with potential for the presence of MEC. ERT also provides advisory services to identify the most cost-effective MEC response actions required to address MEC issues, and community/regulatory coordination for evacuations and approvals.
ERT geophysical capabilities include man-portable terrestrial, towed-array, and marine digital geophysical mapping using state-of-the-art geophysical and navigational equipment and data processing systems. ERT has developed site-specific MEC target identification and characterization methods to successfully reduce false-positive intrusive investigations and project costs on MEC removal activities. Our senior military munitions program staff have DoD explosives safety policy development experience, and have written and reviewed explosive safety planning documents for a wide range of conventional and chemical munitions sites.