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Community Profile: Newport Chemical Depot, Indiana

The Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority (NeCDRA) was established pursuant to Indiana law to guide the County’s efforts to respond to the announced closure of the Newport Chemical Depot (NECDorDepot) by the U.S. Department of Defense. The enabling legislation authorizes an LRA to plan and implement the reuse of closed military facilities. Thus, NeCDRA is both the planning and implementation authority. The legislation grants NeDCRA the authority to incur debt and to acquire, hold, sell, and develop the surplus military property. The Depot is located entirely within Vermillion County, Indiana, and NECDRA is composed of five county residents appointed by the Vermillion County Commissioners. NeCDRA enjoys support from the community and governmental units. The impacted area effects Indiana and Illinois.

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