Umatilla Chemical Depot http://www.kplu.org en The Northwest is now chemical weapons free http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-now-chemical-weapons-free <p>Workers at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in northeast Oregon have incinerated the very last of the chemical mustard agent stored there.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:08:50 +0000 Anna King 2990 at http://www.kplu.org 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