|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||6 Nov 2006 21:58:11 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Missile Silos|
The Cold War’s cool real estate|
For sale: underground missile silos and vaults with uses the military never envisioned.
By STEVE ROCK The Kansas City Star November 6, 2006
As he descends more than 25 feet below the earth's surface, Gary Pipes steps into a forgotten world.
Remnants of the Cold War era abound, conjuring up a time of nuclear armament, international unrest and frosty relations with the then Soviet Union.
It's virtually impossible to pinpoint the status of each of the missile structures or how many are still intact. The federal government sold most of them to the private sector, but other sites are owned by federal agencies, state governments and other entities.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said many of them have environmental concerns that need to be addressed, such as contamination from substances like trichloroethylene, a colorless liquid used to clean the metal parts of rocket motors.
For the entire article, see http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/15939419.htm
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