A while back, it was just the sign at the entrance to the property.
|Water? Of course they have water. See the reactor cooling pond to the left of the sign?|
Most recently, however, the company announced "progress" in the form of what they call "Initial Site Improvements."
What "improvements?" Dragging a trailer in, making a gate, installing a culvert.
They're pretty good at saying things that are technically true.
Here is their elaborate gating system. You can also see Don's Ford Compensator Pickup in front of the "Energy Complex" trailer:
|Elaborate Terrorist-Proof Gating System with Big Mean Scary Sign. |
Nuclear Command Post with Ford Compensator Quick Response Vehicle in background.
|Clearly, it's legit! They have a sign and a trailer. And a fancy gate and stuff.|
This sort of thing, making things appear to be more elaborate or significant than they really are, is nothing new in Idaho. It's a well-used tactic to get money from investors.
Here is an excerpt from an excellent book, Roadside Geology of Idaho, page 119, Part III, Central Idaho, "Frontier Mining":
From Roadside Geology of Idaho, by David. D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman, Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, 1989.
Just substitute "foot of transmission line"or "ounce of spent nuclear fuel" in the detritus list and you've got this one in a nutshell. Same shit, different day. Old as the hills, or at least as the history of Idaho.