Monday, July 17, 2006

Cold War Bunker in West Virginia Reopens

A former U.S. Government Relocation Facility, known as the "bunker", will reopen to the public for tours today, July 17th. The bunker is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, at a resort called the Greenbrier.

Take an online tour to read more about the bunker's history and to view a photo gallery.

The identity of the Greenbrier bunker was first reported publicly by The Washington Post in May, 1992. In reponse to the story, House and Senate leaders issued a joint statement expressing "regret" at the newspaper's decision to run the story, stating that it compromised the facility's security and jeopardized its usefulness.

Read a July 10, 2000 Congressional Record transcript of a speech given by Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia in the Senate about the Greenbrier resort.

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