SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Army officials are recognizing the workers at the Deseret Chemical Depot in Utah who helped destroy the nation’s largest stockpile of chemical weapons.
Depot commander Col. Mark B. Pomeroy will host a ceremony Thursday in Tooele celebrating the end of operations at the facility.
Pomeroy and other Army officials will also acknowledge the support given to the facility by the local community.
The last chemical agent was destroyed in January at the depot and the site will be decontaminated and dismantled over the next two years.
The depot had stored nearly half of the nation’s stockpile of chemical weapons, some of them since World War II. They were destroyed over a 16-year period.