Should This City Be the Waste Dump
for Chemical Weapons Residue??
The Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times
KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE PRESS RELEASE FROM AUSTIN - 2/9/00
KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
CBBEP by Frank Hankins - see January 2000 Newsletter
THE LEPC by Edith Cosgrove- see January 2000 Newsletter
COASTAL BEND GROUP
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
* Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
PHSUTER@aol.com * Randy Berryhill 883-0586 Vice Chairman * Judy Tor 241-2605 Treasurer * Dorothy McLaren 883-0435 Secretary
* Henry Berryhill 883-0586 Conservation
* Randy Berryhill 883-0586 Membership
* Ken Jobe 993-3737 Recycling
* Edith Cosgrove 241-2960 Air Quality
* Cheryl McGrath 883-9778 Web Master
March Meeting: March 21, 2000
Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Lunch, 11:15 a.m., Business meeting, 12:15 p.m.
(You may bring your lunch to the business meeting if your
time is limited.)
PROGRAM: NERVE GAS HYDROLYSATE TREATMENT IN CORPUS CHRISTI
- COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
Bill Alling and I went to Tooele, Utah in February to view the storage and early treatment to deactivate VX, a nerve toxin. Then on March 2 we were given an inspection tour of the local treatment plant which is still under construction. The grand opening will be sometime in late March. Finally in late April, the plant will be ready for the HYDROLYSATE. Some 100 drums are currently in storage at the plant with perhaps 40 more to come. The plant here is a pilot plant. If successful, the main plant will be built in Newport, Indiana where most of the nerve gas is stored.
On another subject, I received notice that Governor Bush is making plans to privatize some state parks. This is very disturbing and we will discuss the proposal at the meeting. Targeted parks include the Davis Mountains, Big Bend Ranch, Guadalupe River, Pedernales Falls, and a few others. Primary purpose seems to be revenue production. Be thinking about what you would like to have our state parks become in the future.