I just made a photoset of a derelict White Alice / DEWline military radar installation I visited about a month ago out in remote western Alaska. The Distance Early Warning system (or DEWline for short) was built during the Cold War for the purpose of ‘hearing’ soviet airplanes as they approched. The government spent untold hundreds of millions of dollars on these installations back in the sixties and seventies and i’m unable to find a single picture of one anywhere on the internet. (…)

The photos from inside the facility look bright and illuminated but that’s just camera flash. They were pitch black, and infested with caribou. It was a classic videogame scenario: naively exploring a derelict radioactive military facility in the middle of nowhere full of rusting filthy machinery with low-battery flashlight. Fun stuff.

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