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Deseret Briefing Overview 7Feb04 [Read-Only]Deseret Chemical Depot
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DCN: 9796
Deseret Chemical Depot
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• 1942 Depot constructed as a chemical agent munition storage facility named Deseret Warfare Depot
• 1969 Placed under Command and Control of Tooele Army Depot • 1970s Chemical Agent Munition Disposal System (CAMDS) facility
constructed on depot to develop disposal methods • 1987 CAMDS put under command and control of Project Manager for
Chemical Demilitarization (PMCD) • 1990s Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF) constructed to
dispose of items being stored • 1996 Depot consolidated with all chemical storage depots and placed under
Command and Control of the Chemical & Biological Defense Command located in Maryland (later changed to Soldier & Biological Chemical Command {SBCCOM})
• 2001 CAMDS (OMF Plant) placed under command and control of SBCCOM
• SBCCOM/PMCD Merged – Formed Chemical Materials Agency
‘Brief History’
Deseret Chemical Depot
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Dugway
Terrain -Deseret/Mountainous -Tooele/Rush Valley Complex 47 miles x 16 miles
Population Centers -48 miles SW of Salt Lake City -22 miles S of Tooele -30 miles SE of Grantsville -36 miles N of Lehi -11 miles N of Vernon
Political -Tooele County -Utah County to Southeast -Salt Lake County to Northeast -State Government in Salt Lake
City
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19,364 Acres
CHEMICAL STORAGE
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DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT
"Pride In Safety"
Responsible Storage and Destruction of Our Stockpile
Reduce Risks and Prepare for Any Emergency. Lives Depend on Us!
Take Care of Our Workforce as We Transition from Storage, Pilot Testing and
Destruction to a Future Use
VISION
Successful Elimination of Our Chemical Weapon Stockpile
Maintaining Trust and Assuring Safety of Our Workers, Regulators and Neighbors
VALUES Safety Our First Priority
Dedicated to Mission Accomplishment
Stewards of the Environment
Teamwork with Open Communication
Caring for People
Deseret Chemical Depot
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COMMANDER COL Peter C. Cooper
ASSISTANT TO THE INSTALLATION COMMANDER Harold K. Oliver
PROTOCOL/MASTER SCHEDULER
Surety Office EEO Office
TOCDF SUPPORT
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTORATE
Administrative Support Operation Support
Forms/Pubs
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Deseret Chemical Depot
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• Mission: – Safely store and transport
Chemical Agent Munitions.
Storage/Transport Chemical Operations
62 Movement Crew Members
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Current Operations & Capabilities –Hazardous Waste Inspections –Mortar Reconfiguration –VX Demilitarization Campaign to include Re-palletization/Sampling –Sampling in support of Demilitarization –Providing assistance to other chemical installations on rotating basis
Storage/Transport Chemical Operations
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Oquirrh Mountain Facility (OMF) Plants Operations• Mission
– To demonstrate various chemical weapons disposal technologies and techniques, and to dispose of Lewisite and GA agents remaining in the chemical weapons stockpile in a safe, environmentally sound, and cost effective manner
Director
Secretary
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• Since in 1979, over 347,000 pounds of chemical agent from over 39,000 individual munitions have been safety disposed of at the OMF
• Current Operations – Lewisite Preparations – Metal Parts Furnace Waste Trail Burn – 4.2” Mortar Reconfiguration
OMF Plant Operations
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• Mission – Destroy the Deseret Chemical Depot Stockpile of Unitary
Chemical Weapons While Ensuring Maximum Protection to the Environment, General Public, and Personnel Involved in the Destruction Effort.
Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF)
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TOCDF Operational Full Scale Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Facility
- 15 Government Personnel
- Munitions Destroyed - 100% GB - 17% VX
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• Storage Operations – 15,500+ ONC Deliveries (safely)
– Maintain Existing Chemical Stockpile Ø Weekly Inspections Ø Leaker Containment Ø Sampling
– Continuous Successful CSI, SMR, CASARM, CSEPP, Treaty, ISO Inspections
• OMF – Developed and Tested Baseline Incineration Technology – Developed, Refined and Tested Baseline Demil Machines – Tested Several ACWA and Alternative Technology Processes – Provided Support to TOCDF in Destruction of Stockpile
• TOCDF – Demilitarized Entire Depot GB Stockpile (Agent Ton Containers)
– All DCD M55 Rockets, GB & VX, Eliminated (Reducing Risk to Community by 99%)
– 17% VX Stockpile Destroyed To Date
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“Behind the Scenes”
• 1655 Member Workforce – 624 DA Civilians – 84 Military – 947 Contractors
• 19,364 Acre Depot – 136 miles roadway (72% paved) – 1.3 million building square footage – 319,300 linear feet power lines – 43,176 linear feet natural gas lines – 16,965 linear feet sewer lines
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“Behind the Scenes” - Continued
• $38 million Inventory
• 3,096 Various Chemical Munitions/Magazines Inspections per year
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“Behind the Scenes” - Continued • DAAMS per day
– Collect 1,590 – Analyze 1,350
• 700 Gas Masks Inspected per month
• 3,200 Pieces of PPE Inspected per month
• 40,000 Pieces Cotton Clothing Laundered per month
Deseret Chemical Depot
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FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08
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The missions of Deseret Chemical Depot have been successful for over 50 years
because the workers are experts and they take pride in the work they do.
A small location in a desert valley
That makes a world of difference