Move over Yucca Mountain...


Construction is underway on a hush-hush repository deep beneath Wyoming's Sweetwater County. What will it hold? Well, it's not nuclear waste or a germ warfare facility.

I'll give you a hint: It involves a somewhat notorious science fiction author and, tangentially, Tom Cruise.

From the Casper Star-Tribune (via the AP):

Public planners  . . .say the contractor hired for the project has told them it intends to build a 22,000-square-foot underground storage vault to store documents.

Whose documents exactly? Apparently, the writings of the late L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology's founder, and other church records.

But plans remain vague. County land use planner John Barton said the county also has been told the vault might hold any number of things besides documents.

"We've had everything from underground housing of sheep or hay," Barton said. "We've had a cemetery discussed. We've had mining discussed."