The Department of Defense will begin eliminating chemical
weapons at the Tooele chemical agent disposal facility, Tooele,
Utah on Thursday, August 22, 1996.
All members of the media interested in covering the event
should report to the joint information center located in building
seven at the Tooele Army Depot no later than 7 a.m.
and physical security reasons, members of the media will be
provided transportation from the joint information center to a
staging area close to the facility.
From the staging area
interviews are scheduled with the Army's program manager for
chemical demilitarization, the plant manager, the operating
contractor, plant personnel, a safety officer and the chemical
Because of logistical constraints, access beyond the staging
area will be limited to pool coverage.
Pool access will include
photo opportunities in some restricted areas of the facility,
closed circuit television coverage of operations, and a driving
tour of the facility.
Media present at the joint information
center at 7 a.m. will determine the pool members.
Pool slots are
allocated as follows:
a) 1 television crew (3 individuals)
b) 1 wire service
c) 1 newpaper/ news magazine
d) 1 still photographer
e) 1 radio
In addition to pool products, file footage and still
photographs will be available from the joint information center.
For more information, or to obtain a map, call the joint
information center, at (801) 833-3854 or the chemical
demilitarization public affairs office at (410) 671-3629.