- Newport Chemical Depot
Burns & McDonnell is providing engineering services at the Newport Chemical Depot as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC), which required closure and transfer of the property from the U.S. Army to the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority (NECDRA).
The Newport Chemical Depot (originally Newport Army Ammunition Plant) was used for bulk chemical storage and chemical destruction. The current facility includes 11 square miles of land once used to produce heavy water, VX nerve agent, Royal Demolition Explosive (RDX), and trinitrotoluene (TNT) for the Army. Read more in our BenchMark magazine >