The hydrolysate wastewater was transported from the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Newport, Indiana to Veolia’s incineration facility in Port Arthur, where it was destroyed.

At a ceremony held at Veolia’s Port Arthur facility, Jim Bell, president and chief executive officer of Veolia ES, commented on the company’s dedication to the project’s mission. “Throughout the project, our team remained committed to our initial promise to the Army: to safely transport and handle these materials without impact to the surrounding community or environment and in compliance with all regulations. In the end, our word was true. I am truly proud of our team here at Port Arthur and our partners at Tri-State Motor Transit.”

“Veolia’s effort to energize and inform the local, state and regional citizens, representatives and regulators early on in the process and often, was an important key to our overall success,” stated Conrad Whyne, director of the US Army Chemical Materials Agency. “Tri-State’s adherence to transportation regulations buttressed those efforts. And I know what my government team did in terms of their efforts to keep the Indiana and DC sides of this effort informed and up-to-date. All these separate efforts dovetailed into the very success we celebrate here today.”

Glen Garrett, president and chairman of Tri-State, was equally enthusiastic. “This accomplishment is a testament to the ability of our drivers, the competence and knowledge of the Veolia staff and the partnership our team built with the CMA,” he said.

Destruction of the hydrolysate was part of a program to assist the US government in accomplishing its treaty obligations under the International Chemical Weapons Convention.

Veolia ES is a US-based provider of hazardous and regulated waste disposal service.