5 September 2002. One of the Eyeball series.
Source of maps and photos: Mapquest.com (color) and TerraServer (monochrome).

Source Thanks to S.

Tooele Army Depot: http://www.tead.army.mil



Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) was established in 1942 in an area with a historical tradition of Indian cultures. Early Desert Archaic Indians inhabited the Tooele Valley and probably a portion of the North Area some 11,000 years ago. They were followed by the Late Desert Archaics, the Fremont culture, and the Numic-speaking culture. The Goshute people, who currently inhabit reservations in the surrounding area, are descendants of the Numic-speaking culture.

Construction of the TEAD facilities was completed in 1943. Originally the north area was known as the Tooele Ordnance Depot, which functioned as a storage depot for World War II supplies, ammunition, and combat vehicles. In 1949 TEAD assumed command of the Deseret Chemical Depot, recently known as TEAD South Area. In 1962 the depot was redesignated the Tooele Army Depot. Since that time the depot has been assigned maintenance mission responsibilities for topographic equipment, troop support items, construction equipment, power generators, and various wheeled vehicles. The depot currently retains only the conventional ammunition storage, maintenance and demilitarization portions of its mission (North Area). The chemical munition storage and demilitarization mission (South Area) has been realigned with US Army Chemical & Biological Defense Command (CBDCOM) and has stood up as Deseret Chemical Depot.

Tooele Army Depot
Deseret Chemical Depot

USGS topo 1 Jul 1970

USGS photo 2 Sep 1993

USGS photo 1 Oct 1997

Deseret Chemical Depot

The US military Deseret Chemical Depot web site is

The State of Utah web site on Deseret Chemical Depot
(DCD) provides extensive information on the facility and
its chemical agent destruction operations:



The primary mission of the DCD is storage of a large
percentage of the United States stockpile of chemical
munitions. The depot also supports weapons
demilitarization including research and development
activities. The Rapid Response System, a mobile system
designed to support the non-stockpile program, is also
being developed at DCD.

The double security fence encircling the bunkers at left matches
that of other storage facilities for weapons of mass destruction.
See US nuclear weapons storage areas:

USGS topo 01 Jul 1975