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A dry weather pattern will continue for the next few days with below normal temperatures. In fact, scattered frost can be expected Sunday morning over the Lakes Area. A warming trend will begin early next week with a good coverage of showers and thunderstorms by the middle and later part of next week.
Statement regarding OPCW project
STATEMENT REGARDING OPCW PROJECT:
The employees of Veolia Environnement North America are proud to have been selected by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to treat and dispose of hazardous materials associated with the Syrian Chemical Weapons Elimination Program. The materials that Veolia will destroy are not chemical weapons nor are they materials embedded in actual chemical weapons. They are standard commercial industrial chemicals that were earmarked for use for the Syrian program, stored in bulk and never used.
The citizens of Port Arthur and Southeast Texas should know that the materials being destroyed are standard commercial industrial chemicals transported and widely used across the United States every day. The chemicals are also consistent with the industrial materials we manage each day.
Veolia manages hazardous and toxic wastes for our governmental and industrial clients with great care and proven technical, operational and management processes. For Veolia employees, this is business as usual and we are proud to have a role in this important international security program.
As the worlds largest environmental company, we are committed to protecting the planets natural resources for future generations. Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of our employees and the public is our highest priority, and guaranteeing environmental compliance and sustainable solutions is core to our values.