Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Duck and Cover Estates

Hottest real estate sales pitch in the Washington, DC suburbs these days? "We're well outside the blast zone -- and fallout free!"

Federal agencies are quietly moving to the Shenandoah Valley -- close enough for a day trip to HQ in DC, far enough away and downwind to survive an atomic blast and the resulting fallout.

The Defense Department announced last year it would move 22,000 of it's jobs from inside the beltway to more distant suburbs in Virginia and Maryland. The FBI is moving it's Northern Virginia field office from Tyson's Corner to more distant Manassas. (WaPo)

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