posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 12:28 AM
I go to K-State and recently was out near the site of the facility that is being built to replace Plum Island. They are still doing a lot of
earthwork out there. No buildings up or foundations laid.
Local planning from what I remember didn't have the facility opening until late 2012 or early 2013. Even then it would take a year or two to get all
of the certifications and begin moving the research. A lot of what I read says it won't be until 2015 before anything meaningful happens.
If you want to locate it on Google Earth I'll list the location of where it is being built, but I bet that it won't be on there. I'd take pictures if
I remember this Thursday when I go for my weekly walk out that way, but there are security measures already in place (front gate and chain link fence
with US Government signs). I felt like I was being scrutinized for taking a GPS reading of the location for a project I'm doing. The RCPD have been
likened to Gestapo and they have been known to have no qualms against pressuring college students.
I'll keep an eye out for anymore information. I'm going to be very busy the next 5-7 weeks as its close to the end of my degree. If I don't respond
within a reasonable amount of time, send me a U2U and I'll try to pop back in with a report. If there are large-scale world events I tend to get on
more often, otherwise its every other day to check the new topics, I'm not much of a poster sorry.
I found the page on the K-State website with a diagram of the proposed site. The above location corresponds to the lower left corner where the
parking lots are. The building in the lower right is the Pat Roberts Center (what function it has I don't know since it has a security gate of its
own and isn't accessible to students from what I can see.
NBAF @ K-State
edit on 3/14/2011 by Sir Solomon because: Additional Information Found