(1) The size of an ASP cleanup and disposal operation makes it impractical to follow the
procedure set down for each munition. A blow-in-place procedure or any remote attack that
could result in a detonation might start a sympathetic detonation which would make the
problem worse. The most practical way to clean up an ASP disaster area is to remove all
munitions to a disposal area.
(2) To reduce the hazards inherent in the gathering of large quantities of unprotected
ammunition, disposal operations should be done at the same time as cleanup operations.
There should be a constant flow of ordnance from the ASP to the disposal area.
(3) As a rule, ordnance is handled three times before it is destroyed. First, it is moved from
random areas and stacked at the roadside. Then it is lifted and stacked on the transport
vehicle. At the disposal area, it is unloaded and stacked for disposal.
(4) If cleanup and disposal are conducted in a war zone, perimeter guards must be stationed
around the ASP and disposal area. You must maintain sweeping operations and other
surveillance to guard against hostile troops who could mine or boobytrap the areas at night.
b. Cleanup procedures
(1) All ordnance and scrap must be removed from the road before starting operations in the
ASP. After the roads have been cleared of ordnance and large pieces of scrap metal, they
should be swept by a mobile magnet and scraped by a bulldozer; tire damage may occur.
You can stand scrap ordnance on end to indicate cleared areas.
(2) Small sensitive items
Small clustered or dispenser-launched grenades or bombs will usually be armed when
found separated from the cluster adapter or dispenser. In this condition they are
extremely sensitive and cannot be safely transported in vehicles. You should wear a
flak vest and eye protection, such as safety glasses or a face shield when working
with these items. The following procedures are recommended:
When found in small numbers, hand carry these items to a nearby disposal area
within the ASP. Do not drop one of these items; carry no more than two munitions
(one in each hand) at one time. They should be carefully laid on the ground in the
disposal area and marked for alternate destruction.