Associated Press, September 14, 2006
DEEPWATER, N.J. — The Defense Department said it could save up to $400 million by sending its chemical weapon waste to DuPont’s Chambers Works plant for treatment.
The waste would come from stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents from Kentucky and Colorado chemical plants.
The DuPont facility has already treated waste from a mustard agent stockpile in Aberdeen, Md.
The company is also seeking approval to treat wastewater from a nerve agent neutralization project in Indiana.
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said DuPont could treat the Indiana waste without threatening water quality, environmentalists remain concerned.
They want the state of Delaware to hold hearings on the proposal.