Chemical Weapons http://www.kplu.org en Last of Northwest's chemical weapons headed to incinerator http://www.kplu.org/post/last-northwests-chemical-weapons-headed-incinerator <p>HERMISTON, Ore. &ndash; It&#39;s almost done. For 70 years the Umatilla Chemical Depot has stored deadly weapons of one kind or another. That very real danger has always been in the background of the nearby northeast-Oregon community of Hermiston.</p><p>But the base also provided a home for families, jobs and stability for the region&rsquo;s economy, some of which will be lost after the last truckload of mustard agent roared toward the incinerator on Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Anna King 2963 at http://www.kplu.org Last of Northwest's chemical weapons headed to incinerator Depot burning chemical weapons at quicker pace http://www.kplu.org/post/depot-burning-chemical-weapons-quicker-pace <p>The U.S. Army says its contractors have quickened the pace of weapons incineration at the Umatilla Chemical Depot. Fewer than 400 ton-sized containers of deadly liquid mustard agent remain at the northeast Oregon site.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:24:16 +0000 Colin Fogarty 2435 at http://www.kplu.org Depot burning chemical weapons at quicker pace