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Huntsville Military Munitions Response Program

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Huntsville Military Munitions Response Program - Huntsville, Alabama

Keeping Our World Safe

Parsons’ work on the Huntsville Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) involves the remediation of environmental impacts and contamination resulting from military munitions used as part of historic military training activities. Our projects support the formerly used defense site (FUDS) program, base realignment and closure (BRAC), active installations, and the U.S. Army’s Coalition Munitions Clearance (CMC) effort, headquartered in Baghdad, Iraq. From 2003 to 2008, we provided logistical support, coordination, and management for the effort to collect, maintain, or destroy uncontrolled military munitions found in Iraq.

Presently, we have initiated 28 task orders. In addition to our efforts in Iraq, we are implementing a series of site inspections, remedial investigations, and projects involving the removal of chemical warfare materiel and ordnance at hundreds of nationwide FUDS locations. Because the Huntsville Center and the Center of Expertise is the lead for most aspects of military munitions, our work for them directly supports the Department of Defense’s MMRP.

Some of our many project locations include:

  • Spring Valley (American University) in Washington, D.C.
  • Camp Sibert in Alabama
  • Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida
  • 700+ FUDS nationwide properties
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Post Excavation Inspection

Protecting the Public

Parsons’ foremost goal is to make the environment within and surrounding FUDS properties safer for the public. Our expertise in handling public affairs, stakeholder meetings, and building relationships with the public and local and state agencies is invaluable to the Department of Defense. For us, public safety is about more than just establishing a good OSHA record. Our staff has significant experience in engineering controls and procedures that ensure the public remains protected while we are removing bombs and other munitions. In fact, we have developed two patented field applications for vapor and fragmentation control and the unique application of air monitoring and modeling. This approach has been used at both the Spring Valley and Camp Sibert cleanups, and it improved public safety while providing cost savings.

Parsons has maintained an exceptional safety record while performing munitions-response activities. Because of our support, the project manager and team at the Huntsville U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.