2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:31:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, CHEMWEAPONS: Newport Chemical Depot (IN): "development top priority"
Officials: Newport development top priority

by Steven Higgs
Bloomington Alternative (IN)
September 9, 2011

West-central Indiana business and government officials made no mystery of their plans for the Newport Chemical Depot (NECD) from almost the moment they learned it truly would be theirs. In the summer of 2008, as the U.S. Army finished eliminating the 1,269 tons of VX nerve agent that had been manufactured and stored there for a half century, the locals declared their priorities in a Terre Haute Tribune-Star article.

"The thing that is the immediate impact is the job loss," Ed Cole, director of the Economic Development Council of Vermillion County and point person for the Vermillion Chemical Depot Local Reuse Authority (LRA), told the newspaper in July that year. "It is just going to be a tremendously bad hit for us."


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