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There really used to be a town with this name, according to the Hanford Site article, so I figure that instead of a disambiguation page, we should just have a stub about the town. It's that, or a redirect to Hanford site. I prefer the stub, in case someone comes along with more information. Isomorphic 04:55, 18 Mar 2004 (UTC)
During the condemnation proceedings for the lands to be controlled by the Manhattan Project in the Hanford community area (several counties) the federal government's land aquisitioning expert had a meeting with the then Director of The Westinghouse Corporation and who was also the Director of WIDCo (aka: W.I.D.Co., WIDCO, WIDCo. and The Washington Irrigation and Development Company). During the proceeding, the Director stated, "You will bankrupt us," and, "We will not be a party to conspiracies to commit war crimes." The expert then shot the Director at the proposed facility in Benton County. Documents belonging to the companies have recently been surfacing. Westinghouse and WIDCo. were active in a joint venture in the area at the time (about 1943).
WIDCo. was sent home to a "Parent" company and was traded thousands of acres of real estate for its stolen interests. WIDCo. set up a holding company by the name of Pentzer Corporation (which was retroactively incorporated in the German language in about 1890 in the State of Washington) and thereby transferred 100% of its properties, including a 52-54% interest in The Washington Water Power Company, to Pentzer Corporation. The Pentzer Corporation (wholly owned by WIDCo. and any interests vested or unvested of Westinghouse) was then "Given" to The Washington Water Power Company under contract of perpetual continuation of both WIDCo. and Pentzer Corporation.
WIDCo. remained oprerative in helping to establish the Kaiser Aluminum smelting facility in Spokane, WA by establishing a very lucrative electrical contract of 1 to 3 1/3 cents over the cost of production toward the Kaiser company. This contract remained in effect until President and CEO Paul A. Redmond of The Washington Water Power Company came to notice the contract (for renewal?); at which time he became very irritated and incensed and questioned why Kaiser should have such a contract. Since that time, Kaiser has gone bankrupt.
One last thing: WIDCo. was asked to indemnify the United States Government in the matter. To this day, we have been trying to keep the government from committing its crimes, to no avail. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:36, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
- It's quite the allegation - can it be backed up? Are there any references that you can cite? Nothingofwater (talk) 17:54, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
=Opened for discussion? I am a novice and don't know much. By my understanding of the requirements of Wikipedia, the records would need to be readily available as an internet source.
No, it can't be backed up unless one were able to access unadulterated Westinghouse records (DOD has been known to "slip" pages from higher educational institution periodicals and also remove entire books, my personal documentation 1964 or 1965 as ROTC observer), records of WIDCo and records of others.
In about 1996 July or August(?)the Department of Defense showed interest in seizing submerged property of WIDCo that was located in the backwater reservoir of Priest Rapids Dam; claimed interest was for use in expansion of the Yakima Firing Center? WWP was notified of the DOD interest through legal notice. I suppose that is a start (Yakima Herald Republic). WIDCo's interst in the Spokane Industrial Park was aquired by the Department of Navy, I believe, (a requirement of the Fed's use of real estate, that they own it completely, they wouldn't accept a loan of property) for a period of time during a World War (don't quite remember if WIDCo originally aquired it from the Federal Government). WIDCo had an electrical coal generation station there at the time and WIDCo paved the property over for the Feds. If I remember correctly, this property was returned in the land swap that I mentioned in the lead of discussion. Should this discussion be closed? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:51, 15 July 2009 (UTC) ==So, why did I get that box thingy? Should have previewed, but I don't think I could have fixed it. BTW, submerged property is unusual. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:00, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
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