CRPEG Bulletin (2016 September 20): FW: PEO Algonquin Chapter – UNEXPLODED EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE (UXO) 101

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Algonquin Chapter is hosting a exciting talk presented by Mr. Spencer Wilson, CD former Canadian Forces Master Warrant Officer. Unexploded Explosive Ordnance(UXO) are projectiles (rockets, mortar rounds, artillery rounds, etc.), bombs dropped by aircraft, grenades, etc. that had not exploded upon impact with the ground. Abandoned unfired small arms ammunition (e.g. bullets) are also included as UXO. Specialists, employing sensing technologies, safely detect, remove, and/or destroy in situ UXO. Obtain an understanding how UXO is detected, removed, and/or destroyed by attending the presentation.

Mr. Wilson former military service included duty with NATO, the UN and Allied Central Europe Force operations. He served as an instructor in the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace and Ordnance Engineering. His military studies included Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal in Canada and the United Kingdom, and identification and render safe procedures for Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) at the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School. He has performed the duties of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center Chief and Senior Ammunition Technician for the Special Service Force. He has been employed on, in excess of fifty unexploded ordnance survey and clearance projects in North America, working both on land and underwater.

Regulatory Talk

Friday September 30th, 2016

Networking: 6:45 p.m.  Presentation: 7:15 p.m.

At J.L. Gray Bennett Room (Back entrance), Deep River

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

For questions about the event or to register, please contact: Orijit Pandit at >PEO Algonquin Chapter (peoalgon@cnl.ca)

Please sign up by Monday September 26th, 2016 as attendance is limited.