Government Building underground shelters in Canada began in the 60s. While the prime minister was John Defenbaker (John Diefenbaker) because of the name which all the bins got a strange nickname «Diefenbunkers». A total of about 40 countries are expected to guard government buildings functional. But in the end, it was built only a part, and has survived to the present day even less.
The bunker is located 30 kilometers from the capital city of Canada, Ottawa. Place building was chosen. Firstly, the local soil was ideal for this type of object. And secondly, at that time, 30 kilometers were safe enough distance from the epicenter. Construction of the bunker began in 1959 and lasted only 2 years. Besides himself, was also built two radio-field ground military unit, stretched two overlapping lines of government communications.
The bunker itself has 4 levels and had to perform the task and radiation-resistant construction. However, 4 years after its commissioning, it is partially out of date. Technology stepped forward, increased charges bombs and bunker is no longer able to defend against nuclear attack. But, nevertheless, to the mid-90s, he was on account of the military, although it stood for several years completely abandoned (oh, Zloty 90). In 1994, the bunker was handed over to the municipality, and the city was made of it a museum of the Cold War.
Before I get into the bunker to overcome one germodver, then right clothes to take a shower, then remove clothing, throw it in a special container, take a shower again. After all these procedures special person in chemical protection should be a Geiger counter to measure radioactivity, and if everything is in order, pass inside.
On the first level of the hopper is the cabinet of Prime Minister and his entourage, as well as their bedrooms, honey part, the point of contact.
By the way, for the whole period of the bunker, only 2 head of state visited it.
By the way, on a table in one of the rooms is a complete list of the Soviet leadership, headed by Chernenko.
On the second level there is a radio CBC, many rooms for different purposes, staff and room meetings.
The latter is now actively surrenders to the needs of local businesses. Just think, it is inexpensive, you can meet with your partners in such a place. Gone, but to survive somehow have to.
At headquarters, in addition to a variety of equipment, hanging on the walls of the tactical map and list of prospective defense equipment in Canada.
All of them are divided into several categories: CEGF - Central Emergency government facility (one plant). REGHQ - regional emergency government headquarters (seven facilities). IREGHQ - Temporary regional emergency government headquarters. MEGHQ - Municipal emergency government headquarters. ZEGHQ - Bomb shelters in the basement of the house. The average capacity of about 7 people. RUCRU - Facilities for temporary staying troops
Some of these structures demolished, some still functioning. On the Internet, if you wish, you can even find out the number of troops of a particular division. That way, once again proves the Canadian frivolity, but more on that later.
On the third level there is a dining and food area.
According to the plan, most of the level it occupied refrigerators. In the case of contaminated surfaces, food in the hopper when fully filling should last for 3 months.
The fourth level of the technical part.
There is everything for life support. Below are the tanks for water, diesel, air filters.
On the same level, as well, and there is a warehouse of weapons. In the mid-80s is one of the servants stole out of the hopper machine, went to the nearest town, and built there firing. About 10 people were wounded.
In addition, on the top floor, it is safe of the National Bank of Canada. According to the plan, after the air raid alarm, all the gold from the bank should be placed there.
Safe protected from penetration is much better than the bunker. If the latter is also an opportunity to somehow penetrate, then get to the gold is extremely difficult. In a safe lead of 1 door and 1 small window. We can not say that the bank does not trust his prime minister, but bankers are known to love reinsured.
And yes, the tour depressing. From exhibits and dummies blows mothballs. Already sick.