A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday evening in Tooele so Utahns can discuss plans by the Army to relocate electronic war game devices from Virginia to an alternative site - possibly Dugway Proving Ground.
The base in Tooele County's western desert is one of three possible bases where the Army may relocate the the electromagnetic pulse simulators; the preferred site is White Sands Missile Range, Texas. The equipment is used to simulate the sort of electronic interference that a pilot might experience during a nuclear war.In addition to the present simulator, to be moved from Woodbridge Research Facility at Woodbridge, Va., a second-generation simulator will be built at the new site.
The Tooele meeting is one of six planned throughout the country, said Jerry L. Reed, director of the Army's Harry Diamond Laboratories in Adelphi, Md.
The session starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St. Information developed in the meeting will help to plan environmental impact studies.
Written statements on the proposal will be accepted until July 6. They should be sent to: U.S. Army Harry Diamond Laboratories, Public Affairs Officer, Attn.: Cathy D. Coleman, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783-1197.