Plan to Dump VX Nerve Agent Waste into Delaware River Stopped
Delaware Riverkeeper, et al. v. United States Army, et al., No. 1:06CV02166 (D.D.C.): After 3 years of advocacy and a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network's River Resources law clinic Dupont pulled out of the project it was pursuing with the US Army to dump 1200 tons of VX nerve agent waste in the Delaware River. The VX nerve agent waste would have been transport from a secure army depot in Newport, Indiana, across four states, at an average rate of 2 truckloads a day for a period of 2 years where it would be delivered to the Dupont Chambers Works for minimal additional treatment and then discharge. Just 2 weeks after the Delaware Riverkeeper Network filed suit the proposal was dropped and dead.