According to today’s Bucks County Courier Times, the EPA won’t oppose a plan by the Department of Defense and DuPont Co. to dump a wastewater byproduct of the nerve agent, VX into the Delaware River.
The agency said it’s assured of a safe treatment for up to 4 million gallons of caustic wastewater created in the treatment for VX, a chemical weapon with a pinhead-size potency to kill a human. DuPont is treating VX for disposal at its Newport Chemical Depot in Indiana.
The agent, once neutralized, would be shipped to DuPont’s Chambers Works plant in Deepwater, N.J., for discharge into the river.
So maybe the EPA is right and there is no risk, but dont they have any good rivers to dump this crap in out there? They have to waste money bringing it out here to pollute our waters?