Research on the Environmental Conditions of Ground and Surface Water Prevailing in the Training Area of CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick

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Authors
  1. Thiboutot, S.
  2. Ampleman, G.
  3. Hamel, A.
  4. Ballard, J.M.
  5. Martel, R.
  6. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Eau, Ste-Foy QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Troop readiness requires live fire training with various types of ammunition. More than 99.99% of the Canadian ammunition stockpile is used in our Country in training exercises. This operational activity is critical to insure that our troops are always in a readiness state to take action in any potential international conflict or peace mission. It is imperative to sustain this activity by insuring that its environmental impact is minimised. Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier (DRDC-Val) is dedicated to enhance readiness and training, and the soldier's well-being through sound stewardship of the environment. By better understanding the potential environmental impacts of each type of live firing activity, the Department of National Defence (DND) will be able to mitigate potential adverse effects by adapting the practices to minimize such adverse impacts. In this context, the Director Land Forces Structure (DLFS) tasked DRDC-Val to initiate a R&D program involving the environmental characterization of their main training areas to improve the knowledge on the impacts of many types of live-firing training activities. DRDC-Val then tasked INRS-Eau, Terre et Environnement to perform the hydrogeological studies while DRDC-Val managed the overall work and performed the surface soils and biomass studies. TRUNCATED

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Keywords
Energetic materials;Environmental impacts of explosives;Live fire training environmental impacts;Site characterization;Groundwater quality;Sustainable training;Training area
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2003-016 — Technical Report
Date of publication
19 Feb 2003
Number of Pages
135
DSTKIM No
CA022343
CANDIS No
519259
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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