Motivated by a Defense Science Board report and Congressional direction, ESTCP conducted a Wide Area Assessment (WAA) Pilot Program from 2005 through 2007. Results from the demonstrations show that the technologies are effective and provide strong evidence that, when applied to suspected munitions sites, they have the potential to separate parcels with extensive munitions use from those that show no evidence of munitions activity. To illustrate the various technologies used for land-based and underwater applications, two animations have been developed.

  • Toussaint River Demonstration Animation: In 2006, ESTCP conducted a demonstration to characterize UXO contamination impacting the Toussaint River area along the southern shore of Lake Erie in Ohio. This 6-minute animation describes the assessment of munitions contamination at the Toussaint River, as well as illustrates the various technologies utilized for the demonstration.