Former Umatilla Chemical Depot to Become National Guard Training Facility
The former Umatilla Chemical Depot is being transformed into a new training facility for the Oregon National Guard.
The site which was built in the 1940's was a warehouse for chemical weapons. The chemical weapons have all been destroyed and the US Army turned over the facility to the National Guard who plans to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $66 Million dollars to turn the 7500 acres into a premiere training facility.
The new training facility is expected to bring in lots of money to the local economy.