2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 6 Dec 2005 00:55:59 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Army investigating Newport Chemical Depot (IN)
Army investigating Newport facility
Site of VX destruction being scoured before possible handover to local government.

By Tammy Webber
Indianopolis Star
December 5, 2005

The Army is investigating whether hazardous materials are buried at the
Newport Chemical Depot, a military installation where the nation's
largest stockpile of VX nerve agent is being destroyed.

Officials want to make sure they know what's on the grounds of the
64-year-old former weapons-production plant because the Army could turn
the site over to Vermillion County within the next several years,
possibly for use as an industrial park.

A federal panel voted this year to close the depot once the VX is
removed and the plant is dismantled. More than 250,000 gallons of VX,
stored at the depot since production was halted in 1969, is supposed be
destroyed within three years.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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