Photo Of NPTU Ballston Spa
In an earlier post, I had overhead pictures of the nuclear training facilities in Charleston I had culled from Google Maps, but not of NPTU Ballston Spa in New York. I search half-heartedly for some on the 'net, but no joy. Tonight, from an article on alleged Chinese spies I found via The Sub Report, what to my wondering eyes should appear but -- this photo that's supposed to be of the prototype site:
So now I have pictures of both active NPTUs up. Of the older prototype sites, I had a hard time finding anything about the Windsor Locks, Connecticut, site, but I did find this overhead pic of NRF Idaho (where I was stationed twice):
Pretty desolate, huh? Oh, and regarding the story about the Chinese alleged spies having a hand-drawn map of the NPTU Ballston Spa site -- why the hell would they want that? I mean, what's the point? If their case ever comes to trial, that should be considered a mitigating factor: "Look, your honor, my clients are clearly incompetent. No spy worth anything would figure that a map of a prototype site dozens of years old would be worth anything..."