Port Arthur, TX Groups FIGHT BACK against Army Shipments of VX Nerve Gas Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Port Arthur, TX Groups FIGHT BACK against Army Shipments of VX Nerve Gas

9 May 2007 at 4:41:36 PM

A U.S. Army soldier uses a chemical agent monitor (CAM) to detect nerve agents while training at a chemical school in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Was the community told about this? NO!  So groups fighting the Army sending poisonous CRAP from Indiana down to Texas filed suit.

A complaint more than 60 pages long was filed in federal court in Terre Haute, claiming that shipments of neutralized VX nerve gas violate the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The groups filing the lawsuit include the Sierra Club, a Kentucky-based environmental group called the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG), the Community In-Power Development Association (CIDA), and individual community members.

The action was prompted by shipments of wastewater created from destruction of the Cold War era nerve agent VX. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, VX is a deadly nerve agent. VX hydrolysate, the derivative produced after the nerve agent is chemically neutralized, is known to be a highly caustic material.

The lawsuit states that the defendants have failed to "consider socio-economic and health impacts" on the Texas community and that the shipments of VX hydrolysate have created "substantial endangerments to the Plaintiff's health, the general public's health, and the environment."

The groups ask that shipments of VX hydrolysate to Port Arthur Texas cease and be treated on site.

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