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  • John Warne
    While looking around on Albert s site, I followed the links to the Brookings site, and found the following under the Mt Weather site information at: Anybody
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 1999
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      While looking around on Albert's site, I followed the links to the
      Brookings site, and found the following under the Mt Weather site
      information at:

      Anybody ever seen one of the "sensors mounted on telephone poles?"

      http://www.brook.edu/fp/projects/nucwcost/box3-3.htm

      >From 1961 to 1970,
      >the site was connected to the Bomb Alarm System, a network of sensors
      mounted on telephone
      >poles adjacent to ninety-nine cities and military bases which would detect
      a nuclear detonation by its
      >intense thermal flash and signal this event to Mount Weather and other
      military command posts,
      >permitting both damage assessment and helping to confirm whether or not an
      attack had occurred.
      >A large electronic map in a special room would indicate via tiny red light
      bulbs where explosions
      >had occurred (this system was later replaced by more sophisticated
      space-based sensors).
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