HAARP Closing Delayed
Plans to close and dismantle the U.S. Air Force's High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, better known as HAARP, have been put on hold while discussions continue on finding another government agency or university to possibly take it over. But the ARRL Letter reports that it's uncertain how much equipment may still be at the facility when and if an agreement is reached. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski reportedly brokered the delay in the shut-down process, but the Air Force is continuing to remove what it calls "government property not essential to operations." University of Alaska-Fairbanks Professor Chris Fallen, KL3WX, whose school is interested in taking over the facility, says that appears to include "anything not bolted to the floor" and says that critical research instruments have already been removed from the site.