2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:20:42 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, CHEMWEAPONS: Newport Chemical Depot reuse plan
Vote on Newport Depot reuse plan set Nov. 19

By Howard Greninger
Terre Haute Tribune-Star (IN)
October 28, 2009

NEWPORT - Tallgrass prairie is a part of Indiana's natural history and some groups are hoping to retain several hundred acres of restored prairie as part of a master reuse plan for the Newport Chemical Depot. The Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority expects to vote Nov. 19 on a plan that will be sent to the U.S. Army on how best to use 11 square miles at the former U.S. Army weapons facility that once produced and stored VX nerve agent in Vermillion County. The Army is to shut down the depot by 2011.

The Reuse Authority's responsibility is to create a plan and implement a strategy to convert the depot to civilian use. The five-member authority, appointed by Vermillion County Commissioners, this year conducted three public meetings as well as stakeholder meetings, which include local and state officials, and focus groups, such as land use attended by farmers and soil conservation experts.

Three plans were reviewed and a draft final preferred use plan was posted last week by the Reuse Authority. That plan can be viewed at www.necdra.com.


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