TOOELE, Utah, July 7, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Tooele Army Depot will be conducting detonations from Tuesday through Friday this week.
A Facebook post from the depot said: “Based on this week’s schedule and weather, Tooele Army Depot will be conducting south range operation on the following days and times: Tuesday through Friday: 14 detonations from about 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If there are any changes, we will let you know.”
According to the depot, the open detonations will take place throughout the summer and into fall between the hours of 11a.m. and 6 p.m., weather permitting.
“Open detonation limits the handling of excess munitions and explosives, helping to protect local residents and employees from injury or damage due to explosive safety risks,” the depot post said. “The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions.”
For more information, residents can call the Tooele Army Depot detonation hotline at 435-833-3300.