Malta Test Station

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Malta Test Station, located in Malta, New York, is a former US Army fuel and explosives testing facility. It was established in 1945 and used to test rocket engines, new fuels and explosives.[1] It has also been used for 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 1972 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 Wright Malta Corporation also worked family archives on noise suppression systems,fuel cells, assisted technologically oriented start up businesses, waste to energy technology, liquid fuel propellants, and a number of other emerging technologies related to defense, energy, and product testing. 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. [2][3]



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