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Accidental emergency activation at the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot

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UMATILLA, Ore. -- Leaders with CSEPP and the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot say a tone alert radio message to take shelter accidentally went off just before noon Wednesday. They say there is NO emergency at the Depot.

The regular weekly test message was sent shortly after the first one. Again, they assure the alert was an accident, and that the Depot is not even processing or burning chemical weapons right now.