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Deseret Chemical Depot

The Deseret Chemical Depot is a chemical weapon storage area located in Utah, 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Salt Lake City. It is related to the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. The area has been used to store chemical weapons since 1942 and weapons destruction began in August 1996 at the Depot which held 45% of the total U.S. stockpile. As of January 2007, 7,593 tons (6,888 metric tons) of chemical weapons have been destroyed using incineration. All GB (sarin) was destroyed by March 2002 and all VX by June 2005. As of 2006, it was changed-over to handle destruction of mustard gas in ton-sized containers. By December 16, 2007, 2,271 ton containers and 6,500 projectiles of mustard gas had been destroyed (33.3% of Deseret's mustard agent stockpile). [1][2]


  • Official site
  • Utah state site
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