- January 15, 2014
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Crews last week began destroying incinerators at Deseret Chemical Depot in northwestern Utah, an effort expected to take nine months. “Ultimately, we’ll knock down everything associated with destroying the chemical weapons,” Army spokeswoman Amy Blauser told the Salt Lake Tribune. Workers formally completed the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile in January 2012. Army officials formally closed Deseret Chemical Depot last July in a ceremony that also transferred the facility’s 19,000-plus acres to nearby Tooele Army Depot. Deseret was the last of three chemical depots included in the 2005 round of base closures to complete its weapons disposal mission. The others were Newport Chemical Depot, Ind., and Umatilla Chemical Depot, Ore.