Latest Umatilla Chemical Depot Stories

2009-11-05 10:24:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Oregon judge denied a motion for summary judgment against the State of Oregon regarding Army chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Judge Michael H. Marcus, Judge for the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, denied the petitioner's motion for summary judgment and entered a judgment in favor of the State of Oregon and its co- defendants in the case, including the U.S. Army. The case...

2009-06-04 14:33:00

Last Oregon Chemical Weapons Stockpile Campaign Begins HERMISTON, Ore., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) storage workers began delivering HD mustard-filled bulk containers or "ton containers" to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) at 10 a.m. this morning. This marks the official start of the last individual chemical munitions disposal campaign at the depot. "Our experienced crews are dedicated to safe and secure munitions movement and...

2008-08-17 18:05:00

By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press writer INDIANAPOLIS - An Army contractor has finished three years of work on destroying a deadly nerve agent stored in western Indiana and now is moving ahead to dismantle the equipment built for the billion-dollar project, officials said Monday. The final container of VX nerve agent was destroyed late Friday at the Newport Chemical Depot, eliminating the last of about 275,000 gallons of the nerve agent the site had stored, said Jeff Brubaker, the Army's...

2008-08-11 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Gregory Mahall, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Public Affairs Office, +1-410-436-3629 NEWPORT, Ind., Aug. 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD). The achievement marks the latest in Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) successes in...

2008-07-20 09:00:32

By Deb Kelly, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 20--For more than 40 years, one of the last and deadliest remnants of the Cold War -- 2.5-million pounds of VX -- has been sitting quietly in carbon steel barrels in Vermillion County, part of a stockpile of chemical weapons the United States has been trying to dispose of for more than a decade. As of the end of this month, the last of that substance will be eliminated, as a three-year neutralization process comes to a close. The...

2008-07-17 00:00:28

By Mary Hopkin, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 16--Workers at the Umatilla Chemical Depot storage have begun moving 8-inch VX-filled artillery shells to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Last month, workers at the facility finished destroying the last of more than 32,000, 155mm VX-filled artillery shells. Now, the plant machinery has been reconfigured to start work on the 8-inch diameter shells. "The work is moving along fairly quickly," said Jim Hackett, an Army...

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