posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 02:49 AM
A friend of mine pointed out something strange has been going on in southwest Virginia for a while...and there might be a good reason why. Below is a
story I just read on MSNBC.com about two towns: Radford & Pulaski Virginia.
I thought..well lets have a look...and here is what we found...
These towns have had people increasingly dying at younger and younger ages. The article will lead you to believe that its because they are poor farm
people, who don't get out much and can't afford a "normal" life like the rest of us. Apparently living in a rural area means you are
screwed..according to our "know everything" society. But to me here is the interesting part. In between these two towns lies the...RADFORD ARMY
AMMUNITION PLANT or (RAAP)!
Here is the YAHOO map showing the location of both towns and smack in the middle is RAAP.
Now having served in the military I know the types of munitions we make. And the mixtures we make are not exactly good for your health!!
The RAAP makes solvent and solventless propellant and explosives for the military...a.k.a...NASTY chemicals! These ARE NOT your standard gunpowder
bullets and explosives. They take gunpowder and basically put it on steroids..not to mention add a lot of other "stuff" to the pot!
Then there is the kicker....this proves this place is running strong...but at what cost? Lives vs $$$
ATK receives $23 million to upgrade Radford Army Ammunition Plant
The Picatinny, N.J.-based Program Executive Office for Ammunition and the Rock Island, Ill.-based U.S. Army Sustainment Command are spending $23
million with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to have the firm design a new nitric acid concentrator/sulfuric acid concentrator (NAC/SAC) for the Radford
Army Ammunition Plant and to install new cutters and de-flakers in the nitrocellulose production facility.
Now I could be way off here...maybe this is nothing...maybe it is everything...but something is shortening the lives of people in Radford & Pulaski
Virginia....I just find it odd that a munitions processing plant happens to sit right in the middle of the two towns and NOT ONE media outlet mentions
it as a possible cause!
p.s. Here is the RAAP website...talk about not giving up to much info..lol
EDIT TO ADD: Yahoo Image of plant between towns mentioned in article.
[edit on 4/27/2008 by rcwj75]