Umatilla Chemical Depot
3:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Demolition Of Oregon Chemical Weapons Site On Schedule

US Army

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 2:59 pm

Just as international talks ramp up about chemical weapons in Syria, the last remaining signs of similar deadly munitions in the Northwest are going away.

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Northwest Regional News
12:35 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Umatilla Depot Closure Plans Might Soon Be Back In the Hands Of Locals

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A congressional rescue looks like it will put plans to repurpose the Umatilla Chemical Depot back on track. All the chemical weapons at the 20,000 acre Army post in northeast Oregon have been destroyed.

Neighbors to the base have been planning for the Umatilla Chemical Depot’s closure for 20 years under a formal Army process. But that plan was set aside by the Pentagon when the depot missed a deadline.

To get control back into the hands of locals, Northwest Congressional members have added language to a must-pass defense budget bill.

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