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Farm tractor driven through fence at Umatilla Chemical Depot
CMA.ARMY.MIL/Document - Press Release ^ | November 16, 2009, 1:30 pm | n/a

Posted on 11/21/2009 4:49:58 PM PST by Cindy

Note: The following text is a quote:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 16, 2009 Time: 1:30 p.m. PDT

Farm tractor driven through fence at Umatilla Chemical Depot

Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. –A large farm tractor drove through a Umatilla Chemical Depot fence last night, and the driver abandoned it. The person responsible has not been apprehended. Security at the depot remains high.

The tractor did not get near the depot’s chemical weapons storage area. Depot security and off-post law enforcement officials are investigating.

No damage was sustained to chemical munitions or the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF). The UMCDF is not processing chemical agent at this time.

Depot officials notified off-post emergency operations centers in Umatilla and Morrow counties, Ore., Benton County, Wash., those in Oregon and Washington states, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality. Citizens should report any suspicious activities in and around the depot to their local police departments or the depot at (541) 564-8632. Citizens should be vigilant about their surroundings.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: chemicaldepot; chemicalweapons; hermiston; oregon; securitybreach; umatilla; umcdf

1 posted on 11/21/2009 4:49:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

where the drivers feelings hurt


2 posted on 11/21/2009 4:50:54 PM PST by Flavius
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To: MamaDearest

Thanks to MamaDearest from The Threat Matrix on FreeRepublic.com for the ping to this press release.


3 posted on 11/21/2009 4:51:19 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

An experiment to see if a tractor could make it through the fence, maybe?


4 posted on 11/21/2009 4:51:24 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: All

OFF THREAD TOPIC.

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/802100.html

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009

Monthly siren test planned Tuesday
By the Herald staff

Sirens will sound in southern Benton County at noon Tuesday as part of the monthly test of tone alert radios and warning sirens in case of an emergency at the Umatilla Chemical Depot.

Twenty sirens will be activated, followed by a message broadcast in English and Spanish. Households with emergency tone alert radios also will hear a tone and message.


5 posted on 11/21/2009 4:52:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Nervous Tick

Looks that way — unless the operator is still in the facility somewhere, waiting.


6 posted on 11/21/2009 4:55:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Cindy

” Citizens should be vigilant about their surroundings. “

But heaven help you if your are foolish enough to report that a
Hasan-think-alike at your workplace admits to running this “probing”
mission to check security at a chemical depot.


7 posted on 11/21/2009 4:55:33 PM PST by VOA
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To: Nervous Tick

Looks that way — unless the operator is still in the facility somewhere, waiting.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 4:56:04 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Cindy

That’s odd Amish farmers don’t drive tractors.


9 posted on 11/21/2009 4:59:10 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Sometimes I like nuts. That's why I am here.)
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To: Cindy

Friday night, kids, beer and a tractor? Most likely imo.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 5:02:05 PM PST by toomuchcoffee
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To: All

More details:

http://eastoregonian.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=100276&SectionID=13&SubSectionID=48

11/17/2009 11:46:00 AM
S”tolen tractor breaks through Umatilla Chemical Depot fence
Farm Bureau offers $1,000 reward”

By SAMANTHA BATES
The East Oregonian

SNIPPET: “The John Deere 7920 was stolen from local farmer Dan McCarty, who leases land next door to the depot. Craig Kopta, who works at Madison Farms, found a piece of the tractor lying in the road, McCarty said. It looked liked whoever had taken the tractor tore off the stairs and ran over it multiple times. They also tore up a mile and a half of fence on that leased property.

“Then it looks like they got done joy riding, turned the tractor loose and it went through the Army Depot fence. After about a mile and a half it stalled on an igloo,” McCarty said. “When they found the tractor it was still running.””

SNIPPET: “Initially depot security and the FBI responded, along with the sheriff’s department.

Bruce Henrickson, depot information officer, said it’s routine to call the FBI when a crime takes place on federal land. Officers decided that because the tractor started off on county land, it was up to the county to investigate.”

SNIPPET: “McCarty has gotten his tractor back and is getting estimates to fix it. From now on, he’ll add a few more security measures, he said.

McCarty said there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever stole the tractor.”


11 posted on 11/21/2009 5:05:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Salvation

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12 posted on 11/21/2009 5:07:20 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Cindy

Don’t worry folks. You can be sure the gubmint had a web cam monitoring the site 24-7.


13 posted on 11/21/2009 5:09:56 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Cindy

How old are those chemical weapons? We all learned from the Iraq War that chemical weapons have an extremely short shelf life. The weapons stored there are no more dangerous than spoiled milk. </liberal talking points>


14 posted on 11/21/2009 5:15:33 PM PST by retrogo
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To: All

OFF THREAD TOPIC.

Note: Posted here as a notation and for archival purposes.

http://eastoregonian.com/main.asp?SectionID=13&SubSectionID=48&ArticleID=100493

1/21/2009 8:25:00 AM

“Reservation gang activity on the rise”

By KATHY ANEY
The East Oregonian

SNIPPET: “But it’s definitely a wake-up call.

That’s the opinion of American Indian gang specialist Christopher Grant, who led a two-day regional conference on gang awareness this week at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

Gang activity is on the upswing on reservations around the nation, especially in the Midwest, Southwest and Northwest.

“Gangs are here on the Umatilla Reservation,” Grant said. “Gang activity has been occurring on or near the Umatilla Reservation for a number of years, but has escalated over the past two years.””


15 posted on 11/21/2009 5:17:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

John Deere! What can the matter be?


16 posted on 11/21/2009 5:23:00 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (LIBERTY)
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To: Cindy

BAN TRACTORS.


17 posted on 11/21/2009 5:27:39 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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After about a mile and a half it stalled on an igloo

Oh, that's nice.

18 posted on 11/21/2009 5:31:02 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Moe Tzadik

Knock, knock

Who's there?

Igloo

Igloo who?

Igloo up Real Good. Allah-hu Akbar!

19 posted on 11/21/2009 5:44:07 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: retrogo
It opened in 1941. There are all kinds of chemicals stored there. They are now destroying them by burning them in an incinerator.

Umitilla Chemical Depot

20 posted on 11/21/2009 6:14:32 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Cindy

The deport is visible from a nearby highway. I’m guessing that some drunk teenagers stole a tractor. They’ve been destroying weapons there for a long time so it’s surprising that they are not done yet.


21 posted on 11/21/2009 6:33:45 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Moe Tzadik

I don’t think that’s the largest tractor out there.


22 posted on 11/21/2009 6:38:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Moe Tzadik
take you for a ride on my big green tractor...
23 posted on 11/21/2009 6:39:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Cindy

It is the biggest non-story of the week here, especially since a great amount of the chemical agents has already been destroyed.


24 posted on 11/21/2009 6:41:20 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Moe Tzadik

The town-folk said
that he shoulda used red
but it looked good to Charlene
in John Deere green...


25 posted on 11/21/2009 6:51:37 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Paladin2
"I don’t think that’s the largest tractor out there. "

This could be.

The Worlds Biggest Tractor

8^)

26 posted on 11/21/2009 7:01:38 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: Dust in the Wind

It does seem to have a taller ladder and looks more capable of knocking fences down.


27 posted on 11/21/2009 7:04:28 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Dust in the Wind

I've been to Havre a few times, but didn't know they had a tractor building operation there.

28 posted on 11/21/2009 7:07:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The tractor did not get near the depot's chemical weapons storage area.

29 posted on 11/21/2009 7:16:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

:-)

MF <—> JD bump


30 posted on 11/21/2009 7:17:12 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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31 posted on 11/21/2009 7:21:55 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Moe Tzadik

aint she a beauty? I work for Deere, and we make these bad boys, right here in Waterloo.

I am responsible for the quality on a fair number of parts on that tractor......tranny and other assorted pieces-parts


32 posted on 11/21/2009 7:23:19 PM PST by QualityMan (1994 is right around the corner........)
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To: Paladin2
It was a custom built, one of a kind.
"The tractor was built by Ron Harmon and the crew of the Northern Manufacturing Company."
It looks like this company has morphed to 'Big Equipment Co.'

Tractor specs here...

33 posted on 11/21/2009 7:32:56 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: QualityMan

G-d Bless.

I lived outside of Maxwell as a boy - stayed with a family of Norwegian heritage - Lutheran.

The very heart and Soul of this Nation.

Thanks for a trip down memory lane. :-)


34 posted on 11/21/2009 7:38:54 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: Paladin2
Another perspective.

Big Bud 16V-747 at Scales in Fargo, ND

35 posted on 11/21/2009 8:11:02 PM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: ThomasThomas
that whole area is in the middle of no-where and a muzzie would stick out .....

they can find out who's tractor it is and I'll bet they'll figure out it was some drunk teenager....fingerprints ya know....

36 posted on 11/22/2009 3:51:58 AM PST by cherry
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