Vincent A. D'Alleva
Toxic Waste Disposal
6 - Field Commander
"The fools have let political correctness stand in the way of personal survival! That's the ultimate bad career move!"
CESSPOOL was once the CEO of a major corporation. He had Seville Row suits, a Lagonda, and his own table at '21'. In his mind, he wasn't just a captain of industry - he was a field marshal. In reality, he was nothing more than a shallow, money-grubbing corporate raider, willing to sacrifice his own employees for profit. Looking to cut costs anyway they could, CESSPOOL and his executives devised a plan to trick workers into converting their life insurance into health coverage, then assigning them to highly dangerous and toxic work areas. In addition, his company had been ignoring safety and environmental regulations for years. When a large group of government agents arrived at CESSPOOL's company with lawsuits and warrants at the ready, he quickly ran to his factories, trying to dispose of all the toxic waste inside. While trying to shut off a faulty valve, CESSPOOL accidentally released a spray of toxic chemicals that left his face horribly scarred. Doctors told him the toxins seeped into his brain and altered his mind. CESSPOOL disagreed, seeing his new, warped mind as a revelation.
The name used by Vincent A. D'Alleva, the one-time "Chief Environmental Operative" of Cobra. D'Alleva was once the CEO of a huge corporation. Looking to cut costs anyway they could, D'Alleva and his executives devised a plan to trick workers into converting their life insurance into health coverage, then assigning them to highly dangerous and toxic work areas. In addition, his company had been ignoring safety and environmental regulations. When a large group of government agents arrived at D'Alleva's company with lawsuits and warrants at the ready, he quickly ran to his factories, trying to dispose of all the toxic waste inside. While trying to shut off a faulty valve, D'Alleva accidentally released a spray of toxic chemicals that left his face horribly scarred. Doctors told him the toxins seeped into his brain and and altered his mind. D'Alleva disagreed, seeing his new, warped mind as a revelation. He began calling himself Cesspool and set out to find a use for toxic waste. He eventually finds a way of turning toxic sludge into a weapon dubbed "plasmatox". When launched from "sludge guns", the concentrated toxic chemicals could dissolve and destroy everything from a person's skin to a tank's armor. He hired himself out to corporations, hauling away their sludge and then re-selling it to other buyers as a weapon.
In 1992, Cobra Commander hired Cesspool on a temporary basis, allowing him to set up weapons-grade sludge plants on Cobra Island. In the Commander's absense, he built more plants all over the island. He gained the support of Cobra' Toxo-Vipers, many who became Cesspool's own personal Sludge Vipers. Zarana -- in charge of operations on the island at the time -- tried to stop Cesspool's expansion, but failed. He set up a plasmatox refinery in the Gulf of Mexico, where he and his men were attacked by the Joe team's Eco-Warriors, led by Flint. After a brief battle, two of the Joes were captured, but the last Eco-Warrior appeared with a polluter's greatest enemy: a government lawyer.
Cesspool managed to escape the government's wrath personally, though all of his assets around the world were seized. He worked with Cobra for a short time before being captured by Firefly and his Red Ninjas when they took over the island. Firefly hoped to hold Cesspool, Zarana and Cobra Island for "ransom", but his plan backfired when Cobra Commander told him he could keep the island, Zarana and Cesspool for all he cared. Firefly kept them locked up in a cell until he was defeated by the very Red Ninjas who had been on his side. Though Zarana escaped and returned to Cobra, Cesspool's fate was unknown for years.
"Against a backdrop of increasing regulatory and natural resource pressures fueled by population growth, companies that act now to develop resource efficient technologies and services will be the successful companies of the future."
Opposing to the myth that business and the environment cannot coexist, industry giant Cesspool formed a global nonprofit to help companies find the balance between people, planet and profit. His Team tries to tackle three major challenges: the future of leadership, the future bottom line and the future of short-term versus long-term benefits.
- ↑ Environmental Issues No Longer a Low Impact Business Risk
- ↑ Top 5 Environmental Headlines of the Week
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