HERMISTON -- Julia Hamrick, who has worked for URS for almost 32 years in high hazard facilities around the country, has been named project general manager at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
She replaces Steve Warren, who was reassigned to the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, which is nearing the end of construction in Colorado. Warren was project general manager at Umatilla since May 2010.
The change marks the second time a Hamrick has guided the Umatilla project. Doug Hamrick, husband of Julia, was project general manager of the Umatilla Chemical Depot's incineration facility from 2002-09. Hamrick said they plan to live in the Tri-Cities.
Since 2005, Julia Hamrick has established and managed the cost, schedule and financial risk management programs to support the chemical weapons disposal facilities operated by URS.
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The Umatilla disposal facility has completed destroying chemical weapons stored at the depot a year ago. Workers now are demolishing the areas of the plant where chemical agent was stored or processed and meeting Oregon's environmental requirements for turning the land back to potential public use.