By HAYLEIGH COLOMBO Journal & Courier
NEWPORT, Indiana — When Bill Laubernds tours the 7,000-acre Newport
Chemical Depot — complete with abandoned structures, old cemeteries and
derelict signs of the country's chemical history of producing chemical
weapons — he doesn't see an old chemical plant site. He sees potential.
Laubernds, executive director of the Newport Chemical
Depot Reuse Authority, has since 2009 been trying to build a new future
at the Newport site, complete with businesses, industrial investment and
natural, open space in the confines of the fenced-in expanse that used
to house part of the country's chemical weapons stockpile.
The last truck filled with VX left the depot in 2008.
You can truck the chemical weapons away, but can you ever really separate the depot from the weapons? More here.