Tax incentives OK'd for nuclear weapons plant in KC

Friday, July 11, 2008 | 6:09 p.m. CDT; updated 7:01 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

KANSAS CITY — A development agency has approved tax incentives to help build a $500 million nuclear weapons plant in south Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that Planned Industrial Expansion Authority voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.

Half of the property taxes generated by the new facility would pay for $40 million in highway and other infrastructure costs.

The current facility employs 2,100 and makes 85 percent of the non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons.

Peace activists and others criticized the incentives.

The Kansas City Council is scheduled to take up the measure in September.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.