Monday, August 12, 2019

Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake "repair costs might top $2 billion" due to damage suffered in last month's earthquakes

Navy Times:

Within its nearly 1,200 facilities, researchers created and tested some of the world’s most advanced weapons — and then 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude quakes rippled through the Mojave Desert installation.

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To put the extent of China Lake’s damages into context, the Marines pegged the price to fix North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune in the wake of Hurricane Florence at $3.6 billion. It will run $420 million to rebuild portions of Offutt Air Force Base after this spring’s Missouri River flooding.