Malta Test Station


Malta Test Station

Malta Test Station, located in Malta, New York, is a former US Army fuel and explosives testing facility. It was built in 1945[citation needed] and used to test rocket engines, new fuels and explosives. It has also been used for and atomic energy research[citation needed]. Malta test station has been used by various government agencies including the US Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the US Department of Energy, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) , it was operated by General Electric until 1984 when the Wright-Malta Corporation took over occupation and continued to test fuels and explosives for the US military and the US Department of Energy until 2005. The site and surrounding area has since been transformed into the Luther Forest Technology Campus, home to a new chip fabrication plant owned by GlobalFoundries. It is currently a Superfund site, and is being monitored by the US Environmental Protection agency to ensure that it is safe from possible chemical contamination. [1][2]

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