HERMISTON -- An inspection completed earlier this month confirmed that no more chemical munitions are in storage at the Umatilla Chemical Depot and the stockpile has been destroyed, the depot announced Tuesday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conducted an inspection Dec. 5-6.
That inspection and preliminary findings report closes the facility as a Chemical Weapons Convention storage and demilitarization site ahead of the April 2012 International Treaty deadline, the depot said in a news release.
"This is another significant milestone achieved assuring the safety of future generations," said Lt. Col. Kris N. Perkins, Army Commander of the installation. "This achievement is a direct result of dedication to the safe completion of this project by Team Umatilla Government and Contract employees and UMCD's community partners."
The inspectors that have watched and verified the operations since May 2004 also will be leaving as a result of the close-out inspection report.