Newport Chemical Depot

The Debate Over the Newport Chemical Depot

Aug 30, 2011

Walking around the Newport Chemical Depot is pretty mundane.  There isn’t much to see outside of a few abandon buildings.  Some of them look unkempt and shoddy while a few others could be serviceable with a paint job and some cleaning.

In some areas the grass and weeds reach hip-high and the only noises that can be heard are birds chirping and the wind blowing.

The seven-thousand-acre development in Vermillion County that was once the home to U-S Army production facilities is now desolate, but Jack Fenoglio believes that can change.