Latest Newport Chemical Depot Stories

2008-12-29 09:12:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. This milestone occurred with the destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) in Anniston, Ala. "I commend Anniston and all CMA destruction sites on this extraordinary achievement. By destroying the VX agent at each...

2008-08-17 18:05:00

By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press writer INDIANAPOLIS - An Army contractor has finished three years of work on destroying a deadly nerve agent stored in western Indiana and now is moving ahead to dismantle the equipment built for the billion-dollar project, officials said Monday. The final container of VX nerve agent was destroyed late Friday at the Newport Chemical Depot, eliminating the last of about 275,000 gallons of the nerve agent the site had stored, said Jeff Brubaker, the Army's...

2008-08-11 21:00:42

Parsons, the systems contractor for the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF), announces that the last ton container of chemical agent VX stored onsite at the Newport Chemical Depot (NECD) has been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at the Newport, Indiana, depot. Parsons was awarded the Army contract to design, construct, and operate the facility to destroy the VX stockpile. Parsons safely destroyed the agent VX using caustic...

2008-08-11 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregory Mahall, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Public Affairs Office, +1-410-436-3629 NEWPORT, Ind., Aug. 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD). The achievement marks the latest in Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) successes in...

2008-07-21 08:45:02

By Deb Kelly, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 21--For many Vermillion County residents, the loss of the deadly nerve agent VX means the loss of solid employment opportunities -- it also raises the question of what will happen to the military base where the substance has been stored for decades. By the end of this month, the last of 1,269 tons of VX will be eliminated, and dismantling of the Newport Chemical Depot will begin. About 130 jobs will be gone permanently by September,...

2008-07-20 09:00:32

By Deb Kelly, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 20--For more than 40 years, one of the last and deadliest remnants of the Cold War -- 2.5-million pounds of VX -- has been sitting quietly in carbon steel barrels in Vermillion County, part of a stockpile of chemical weapons the United States has been trying to dispose of for more than a decade. As of the end of this month, the last of that substance will be eliminated, as a three-year neutralization process comes to a close. The...

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