Activists blast Army over deal to shi...

Activists blast Army over deal to ship VX waste

There are 6 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 13, 2007, titled Activists blast Army over deal to ship VX waste. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Activists opposed to the military's plan to ship chemical waste from the destruction of Indiana's deadly VX nerve agent stockpile to Texas accused the Army on Thursday of "surreptitiously" approving that deal.

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Since: Jan 07


#2 Apr 13, 2007
Aren't these the same activists who opposed the treatment and on-site incineration in the first place? Some people are never happy.

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Apr 13, 2007
They can hardly be considered "activists".
They just want to get their face on tv.
We have lived with the VX for some 40 years, you'd think they'd be glad to get rid of it.
Dennis_Daviess Co

United States

#4 Apr 13, 2007
The key word here is ACTIVIST. Which is no more than a bunch of failed want-to-be movie stars. They couldn't get their ugly mugs on TV by acting so now they are forceing us to have to look at them by protesting everything under the sun they can think about that might get them some tv time. They just need to go back to the ho they crawed out of and get a job. But as we all know the word WORK sends them into a tailspin and they just don't like it. Please, GET A LIFE AND SHUT YOUR TRAPS. Nobody wants to listen to anything that falls out of you gords.
Dave Hunt

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Apr 13, 2007
Please point out to your readers that the "congressional language" Mr. Williams refers to is a "sense of the Congress" resolution placed in the Defense Authorization Act of 2007. That act authorizes money for the defense budget and while the language he quotes is indeed in there, the language has no binding statutory resolve. The Army crossed all legal "T's" and dotted all legal "I's" in doing what we have done. There are over 800,000 hazardous waste shipments in our country each day. Many more dangerous than Newport's caustic waste water. The activists are mostly in Kentucky and their site has chosen the system proposed at Newport for their site -- Super Critical Water Oxidation --- which doesn't work as needed at industrial scale. But they need the Army to spend the big taxpayer dollars in Indiana proving it out so they can take a "non-experimental" technology to Kentucky. Western Indiana is to be their test site done at the expense of taxpayer dollars. And it doesn't work!
Marilyn D

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Apr 13, 2007
I'll bet the average reader does not know the difference between "Congressional language" and a real, live "law." And this is the half truth activists use. Was there Congressional language? Yes, that is true. Is it binding -- is it a law? No. Its a "sense of the Congress" and some might argue that using "sense" and "Congress" in the same sentence is foolhardy. And the language says "credible." Credible is a wishy-washy word and is dependent on the individual's own definition. What's credible to you may not be so to your neighbor. And if the activists are defining credible, then you never win.

Carmel, IN

#8 Apr 13, 2007
I will never understand the line of thinking of some people. We want the VX destroyed then scream about not wanting it done this way or that way. One cannot have their cake and eat it too. It's time to destroy this stuff and quit being so foolish about how it is done.

These folks just want something to grumble about. It's time for them to get a life.

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