Stories

The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

Most of our stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center directly at 573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Search results for "navy base" ...

  • Hot Property

    San Francisco Bay Guardian reports on health hazards posed to prospective residents of a new housing and commercial development planned on the site of a former U.S. Navy base near the city of Alameda. "There's just one problem: it's a toxic disaster area," the story reveals. A major finding is that the Navy may have blasted dangerous levels of radiation into the atmosphere, dumped radium, and spilt uranium and mercury on the base. The article looks at a mysterious case of missing tons of toxins at the base.
  • Caught Off Guard

    A WABC-TV investigation into the security at Navy bases on the East Coast reveals that one can get "remarkably close" to nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers simply by piloting a small boat through the installations' weak backdoor security. The WABC-TV crew discovered that "security at the main gates to the bases was tight... But on the waterside of these bases" the crew found that it could circumvent the Navy's defenses with a small, rented boat.
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) looks at the Navy's base at Kings Bay, Georgia, for Trident submarines and D-5 missiles; discloses that the submarine and missile have not lived up to expectations, and that the base was over-funded so the Navy could speed through major construction problems, Aug. 28-31, 1988.
  • Christian Fellowship, Inc.

    News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.) runs series on Christian Fellowship, Inc., an ultra-conservative Christian cult with centers at Navy bases in the United States and Europe; cult leader was indicted for having homosexual relations with young members.
  • Cuban navy bases are being used to smuggle Colombian cocaine into the United States

    Family Weekly tells how Cuban navy bases are being used to smuggle Colombian cocaine into the United States; Fidel Castro and fugitive American financier Robert Vesco are involved.