SALT LAKE CITY -- A watchdog group wants Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to push the Army to account for delays going public about a search for a vial of nerve agent during a January lockdown at the Dugway Proving Ground.
Citizens Education Project chief Steve Erickson told reporters Thursday at the Utah state Capitol that it was astonishing and disturbing that Dugway failed to promptly notify appropriate officials of the lockdown on Jan. 26.
A statement from the governor acknowledges a delay that was "inconsistent with protocol."
But it says Herbert has since met with the Dugway base commander, and "the issue has been resolved to the governor's satisfaction."
No one was allowed to leave or enter the base for more than 12 hours, until the vial of VX nerve agent was found.