Hotzone Solutions recaps lessons from destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles

Hotzone Solutions released a report on Monday on the lessons it learned from the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles and the application of these lessons to the detection and destruction of hazardous materials.

"The destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles, under field conditions, creates a vast number of challenges to those involved as there may be large numbers of unstable munitions or containers, whether is due to the munitions being unsafe or presenting such an immediate hazard that they have to be destroyed to prevent further casualties," the authors of the report said. "Stockpiles like this have been destroyed under such conditions in the past."

The authors of the study said that the staff of Hotzone Solutions has been involved in numerous international operations and missions, including international treaties and resolutions of the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

"This course will analyze all aspects of those field operations and determine how the residual hazard to the personnel involved can be managed," the authors of the study wrote. "The assessment of the lessons learned can be used to develop risk assessment procedures; demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of detection and protection measures, as well as decontamination methods to reduce the risk for the personnel to acceptable levels, in future activities of that kind, without disclosing confidential information."

Hotzone Solutions plans on extending its practical training scenarios to further develop its detection, decontamination and safety technologies. It hopes to advance its training scenarios to also include chemical warfare agents in the near future.