CDC Update

Underwater Munitions Risk Assessment Panel for Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta Georgia


CDC convene a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) in a variety of disciplines related to chemical weapons safety to assess the potential risk posed by ocean dumped munitions, particularly chemical munitions, in conjunction with the U.S. Army’s plans and current programs for mitigation, prevention, and control of chemical agent hazards from this material. The expert panel will provide individual recommendations and observations with regards to risk, proposed or current activities and programs, and identify any corrective actions or other mitigation measures based on each member’s expertise.

CDC believes that the use of a focused Expert Panel to review the potential risk of these ocean dumped munitions and develop approaches to mitigate potential risks identified will strengthen our approach to worker and public health protection. IDUM is proud and honored, to be a member of the Underwater Risk Assessment Panel for CDC.