This facility in fairbanks is not actually the main HAARP facility.
This is what I've learned from this link:
For decades, high-frequency heaters around the globe have been operated by researchers studying how the injection of radio energy affects the
ionosphere, and the process by which the upper atmosphere recovers from the disturbance. These include transmitters in Tromso, Norway, which are
operated by Germany's Max Planck Institute; Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, and Dushanbe, Tadzhikistan, which are manned by Russian scientists; and U.S.
facilities at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and Fairbanks, Alaska.
Alfred Y. Wong, professor of physics at UCLA and director of the high-power active-stimulation ionospheric heater HAARP's little brother located in
Fairbanks, Alaska, simulates ionospheric conditions in an atmospheric chamber at his Los Angeles laboratory. The device subjects electrons and ions to
high-frequency radio heating, replicating the effects of HAARP. "We understand most of the fundamental mechanisms that underlie ionospheric heating.
In chamber simulations we've conducted very detailed studies with reproducible results. We put probes in the chamber to study this. We found no
negative effects," he says.
Wong believes HAARP could be used for environmental mitigation efforts, such as accelerating chlorine atoms into interplanetary space to prevent them
from degrading Earth's vital upper-atmospheric ozone layer. Though he acknowledges potential offensive military uses of HAARP, Wong believes no harm
will occur from its operations. "I don't see any problems, only surprises," he says. "That's why we do research."
Others harbor a strong distrust of the program. A local organization called No HAARP firmly opposes the project on environmental and
communications-disruption grounds. "This is not good science," contends retired ARCO Production Technologies employee Clare Zickuhr, who leads the
group. "They have no idea what this thing could do to the ionosphere. To put this in the hands of the military scares the hell out of me."
HAARP has proceeded full-steam a. since its inception in 1990. The total amount of money spent over the past six years exceeds $58 million and may
reach nearly $200 million by the end of the decade, when the installation is scheduled to be completed. The effort is a "congressional
specialinterest program," meaning that supporters in Congress request funds for it on behalf of the Air Force and Navy.
Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is a staunch supporter of the program. Other Alaska state officials, however, have not been briefed about HAARP by the
military. Asked about the program, a spokesman for Governor Tony Knowles replied, "We have no idea what you are talking about." State Representative
Jeanette James, whose district surrounds the HAARP site, has repeatedly asked Air Force officials about the project and has been told "not to
worry," she says. "My gut feeling is that it is frightening. I'm skeptical. I don't think they know what they are doing."