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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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Unexploded Ordnance

I need some help guys. Does anyone know of a private company that does checks and clearing of UXO? I have a project coming up that requires building a line thru an old WWII artillery range.
The client requires a "all clear" for obvious reasons.
Any and all ideas or leads are appreciated.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

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in TX?

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:33 AM

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Vaq, since it

was a Government range (I'm assuming) wouldn't the Gov be responsible for that sort of thing regardless of whether the property is now in private hands?

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:35 AM

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Hamp

I know that sounds reasonable but it doesn't seem to be working that way.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:58 AM

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Vaq, here is an outfit

but they seem to specialize in underwater stuff. http://maic.jmu.edu/journal/7.1/focus/sprinkel/sprinkel.htm

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:00 PM

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Limitation, the present owners of the property may have a cause of action against the prior sellers of the property--if the sellers knew, or should have known, that the property probably had unexploded ordnance still present [and did not disclose this fact]. IMO, your client would be responsible for obtaining an "all clear"----not you. If it were my job, there is no way I send men and equipment in there, without a certification of clearance, from a professional organization and/or the federal government. OSHA will have a ball with that one!!

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:01 PM

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Here's a whole slew

http://www.aprodex.com/eod-mine-clearance-132-sc.aspx

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:35 PM

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Thanks Hamp

Looks like a good lead. I'll check them out further when I get to the laptop. The blackberry doesn't tell the whole story.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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You are correct. I should have stated this is the clients responsibility but they don't know where to start. I am trying to get them a reputable company so we can all go to work.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:58 PM

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I typed a couple three applicable words in Google, Ask, and Mywebsearch.. Woo doggies are you going to have fun.. thiers one published white paper study simply on the acronyms..

I did find one complete source on clean up studies, that at least is free from to much legalize .. you might try this one

www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2005/RANd_MG244.pd

Going to take a guess that the interface problems your going to have between all the groups.. thiers two main ones, i started to write them down and got to laughing.. the first started with an S.. they both have 5 or 6 letter acronyms..

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 3:40 PM

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I'll come clear it all

If I get to keep whatever I find

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