Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Neptune and Company, Inc. applies a unique set of quantitative planning and design skills to the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) area. We develop data quality objectives (DQOs), evaluate statistical sampling plans, apply decision analytic approaches, and perform data and probabilistic risk analysis to support field investigations of military sites. These innovative approaches are more sophisticated and informative than off-the-shelf tools/approaches and geophysical survey specifications typically in use today.

Neptune has supported the design and data analysis efforts at Army and Navy munitions sites including the following:

  • Former Camp Beale - a large (>64K-acre) Formerly Used Defense Site with potential munitions and explosives of concern (MEC), materials potentially presenting an explosive hazard, and munitions constituents (MC);
  • Jackson Park - a marine site with potential discarded military munitions and MC contamination;
  • Helena Valley - an Army National Guard training facility;
  • Fallon Range Training Complex - an active training complex; and,
  • Kaho'olawe Island - an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance project.

We have succeeded in gaining regulator approval while also developing efficient designs that have saved significant time and money. We are known for helping teams get projects moving that were stalled due to lack of buy-in by the regulators, the customer, and the public. We work seamlessly with other consulting firms, successfully harnessing the expertise, talent, and experience of their staff and offering planning, design, data analysis, and verification niche services to strengthen the team approach to problem solving.