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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:56:12 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, CHEMWEAPONS: Pentagon halts Umatilla Chemical Depot (OR) closure
Pentagon halts depot closure

East Oregonian
June 17, 2011

Representatives of the Umatilla Chemical Depot Local Reuse Authority are mounting an attack to a recently-announced Pentagon decision to keep the Umatilla Chemical Depot open.

In an emergency meeting Wednesday at the Nixyáawii Governance Center, LRA representatives decided to fight. They want to continue the depot closure process as planned. The LRA involves representatives of Umatilla and Morrow counties, the ports of Umatilla and Morrow and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Although federal officials have released no formal notice to civilians, Lt. Col. Kris Perkins, commander of the Umatilla Chemical Depot, learned June 2 it will remain an active U.S. Army base.

"This is nonsense to lose all this work and planning," said George Anderson, a Hermiston attorney who has been involved with depot closure plans for 20 years. "This egg needs to be put back together."


For the entire article, see
http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/pentagon-halts-depot-closure/ article_089f2a22-991d-11e0-b7ce-001cc4c002e0.html


Lenny Siegel
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