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Investigating Soil Remediation Techniques for Military Explosive and Weapons Contaminated Sites

Written by Aaron Anderson and Andrea Ventola

University of Michigan, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department


The purpose of this paper is to investigate current and possible future methods for soil remediation for sites containing contamination due to munitions and explosives.  In order to better capture the topic, a brief history and chemical background are also provided in order to help gain a better understanding of the magnitude and challenges associated with this problem.



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