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The Proposal for Removal of the Chemical Agent VX. History of VX. Chemical agent Effects the nervous system Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty of 1985 Proposed removal by 2007 First proposal to destroy agent on site in Indiana

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The proposal for removal of the chemical agent vx

The Proposal for Removal of the Chemical Agent VX


History of vx

History of VX

  • Chemical agent

  • Effects the nervous system

  • Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty of 1985

  • Proposed removal by 2007

  • First proposal to destroy agent on site in Indiana

  • Proposal analyses preformed by the EPA, DEP, DOT, The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and The Virginia Polytechnic Institute


Proposal to remove vx

Proposal to Remove VX

  • Destruction by U.S. Army

  • “Neutralized” and turned into “wastewater” for transport

  • Transport by DOT in hazardous waste vehicles

  • Further destruction at DuPont treatment site in NJ

  • Dumping of waste into Delaware River


Details of destruction

Details of Destruction

  • Stored in Newport, Indiana

  • First phase of breakdown will occur on storage site

  • “Wastewater” or VX hydrolysate (VXH) is considered a corrosive

  • VXH contains EMPA, MPA and EA2192

  • Proposal analyses preformed by EPA and Center for Disease Control not included in report


More details

More Details

  • PACT treatment will take place

  • The waste to be dumped in the Delaware will contain EMPA and MPA

  • 3,000- 7,000 gallons of waste daily


Opinions and positions

Opinions and Positions

  • Residents: more research, no transportation and treat where stored

  • Army: compliance with 1985 treaty, security and waste concerns

  • NJ Representative: more research before action

  • Delaware Representative: more research before action


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