Boom time: UXO requirements unearth contract, employment opportunities

Boom time: UXO requirements unearth contract, employment opportunities

BY LARA OZAKI

Journal Staff

The munitions, explosives of concern and unexploded ordnance industry has been steadily growing since the

2010 implementation of the Joint Region Marianas Explosive Safety Submittal that requires all military construction to address MEC/UXO considerations, and industry experts said they expect contract numbers to grow with the impending military buildup.

“The industry here is huge, with millions of dollars each year for the MEC construction projects that the government does,” said John L. Scott, president of Ampro Inc.

Ampro is a local ordnance and explosives consulting firm, and while Scott semi-retired last year, he . . .

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