Old Nuclear Missile Silo Vent Cap Stolen In Bucks County
by Alex Lloyd Gross
You do know that areas in Bucks County used to house missile silos, during the height of the cold war. These sites existed in Bensalem, Bristol and Northampton Twps. Some were placed to protect the old Willow Grove Naval Air Station.
Eventually these sites were decommissioned and the weapons were taken out. The holes left by them were capped shut by metal plates. A remnant of times gone by. They have been sealed shut and have been mostly forgotten about. On August 24, 2020, police in Northampton were called to the civic center grounds to investigate the theft of one of those caps. It most probably was taken by a scrapper, hoping to get money for it.
With the cap gone, a 20 feet hole sits in it’s place. That hole could injure someone, or trap an animal or even a person..