Wikileaks List Of Vital Facilities: Canada Is Vital To USA (list)
Wikileaks: List of Vital Facilities For US Security: Leak- Full Canadian List Of Vital Facilities For United States Security Interests
In what some are considering to be the most significant of recent Wikileaks, a list of sites around the world vital to the security interests of the United States has been leaked online.
S E C R E T STATE 015113
NOFORN, NOT FOR INTERNET DISTRIBUTION
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1/29/2019
TAG PTER, PGOV, ASEC, EFIN, ENRG, KCIP
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION:CRITICAL FOREIGN DEPENDENCIES (CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND KEY RESOURCES LOCATED ABROAD)
The List of US Vital Facilities was compiled by US foreign embassies and missions after a US State Department request in 2009 asking for a list of all installations whose loss could critically impact the national security of the United States.
In addition to obvious pieces of strategic infrastructure like communications hubs, gas pipelines and so on, it contains, amongst other things, a cobalt mine in Congo, an anti-snake venom factory in Australia and an insulin plant in Denmark.
The US missions were asked to list all installations whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security or national security of the United States.
In Britain, for example, the list ranges from Cornwall to Scotland, including key satellite communications sites and the places where trans-Atlantic cables make landfall.
What is remarkable about the list is how all encompassing it is, literally it seems any power, communication or manufacturing plant that could remotely impact Untied States security is included as vital or critical.
Take the Canadian list of vital facilities by way of example, obviously vital things like bridges and nuclear facilities are critical or vital to US security interests but almost any Canadian power or border location is considered vital to the security interests of the United States - clearly Canada is vital to the security interests of the Untied States.
Hibernia Atlantic undersea cable landing Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada James Bay Power Project, Quebec
Monumental hydroelectric power development Mica Dam, British Columbia: Failure would impact the Columbia River Basin.
Hydro Quebec, Quebec: Critical irreplaceable source of power to portions of Northeast U. S. Robert Moses/Robert H. Saunders Power,
Ontario: Part of the St. Lawrence Power Project, between Barnhart Island, New York, and Cornwall,
Ontario Seven Mile Dam,
British Columbia: Concrete gravity dam between two other hydropower dams along the Pend d'Oreille River
Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Ontario,
Canada Chalk River Nuclear Facility, Ontario: Largest supplier of medical radioisotopes in the world
Hydrofluoric Acid Production Facility, Allied Signal, Amherstburg, Ontario
Enbridge Pipeline Alliance Pipeline: Natural gas transmission from Canada Maritime and Northeast Pipeline:
Natural gas transmission from Canada Transcanada Gas: Natural gas transmission from Canada Alexandria Bay POE,
Ontario: Northern border crossing Ambassador Bridge POE,
Northern border crossing Blaine POE, British Columbia: Northern border crossing Blaine Washington Rail Crossing, British Columbia Blue Water Bridge POE,
Ontario: Northern border crossing Champlain POE,
Quebec: Northern border crossing CPR Tunnel Rail Crossing,
Ontario (Michigan Central Rail Crossing) International Bridge Rail Crossing,
Ontario International Railway Bridge Rail Crossing Lewiston-Queenstown POE,
Ontario: Northern border crossing Peace Bridge POE,
Ontario: Northern border crossing Pembina POE,
Manitoba: Northern border crossing North Portal Rail Crossing,
Saskatchewan St. Claire Tunnel Rail Crossing,
Ontario Waneta Dam,
British Columbia: Earthfill/concrete hydropower dam
Darlington Nuclear Power Plant, Ontario, Canada.
E-ONE Moli Energy, Maple Ridge, Canada: Critical to production of various military application electronics General Dynamics Land Systems -
Canada, London Ontario, Canada: Critical to the production of the Stryker/USMC LAV Vehicle Integration Raytheon Systems Canada Ltd. ELCAN Optical Technologies Division, Midland, Ontario, Canada: Critical to the production of the AGM-130 Missile Thales Optronique Canada, Inc.,
Montreal, Quebec: Critical optical systems for ground combat vehicles Germanium Mine Graphite Mine Iron Ore Mine Nickel Mine Niobec Mine, Quebec,
Canada: Niobium Cangene, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Plasma Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.,
Toronto, Canada: Polio virus vaccine GlaxoSmithKile Biologicals, North America, Quebec, Canada: