Secure Facility Dossier: Site-623
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SCP Foundation Secure Facility Dossier

SCPF European Trans-Reality Departmental Facility Site-623

Site Identification Code: EUTRAD-Site-623


Site-623 main block.

General Information

Founded: 23 December 1977

Founding Director: Dr. Alice Forth

Location: Kiruna Municipality, Sweden (67°51′N 020°13′E)

Site Function: Department of Ectodimensional Anomalies headquarters (Research, Containment, Archive, Interdimensional Relations)

Onsite Task Forces:
Distributed Task Force Kähler-1

Site Director: Dr. Rei Pennington

Assistant Director: Dr. Therese Bell

Research & Development Superintendent: Dr. Tomasz Borowiecki

Medical Director: Dr. Rhys Banerjee

Logistics Coordinator: Professor Mads Prestegard

Security Chief: Colonel Paul Setter

Total Onsite Staff: 685

  • Administrative Personnel: 23
  • Research Personnel: 179
  • Medical Personnel: 207
  • Diplomatic Personnel: 76
  • Task Force Personnel: 45
  • Maintenance Personnel: 83
  • D-Class Personnel: 25
  • Other Personnel: 51
  • Ectodimensional Staff (Trans-Universal Embassy): 28
    • Local Universe Representative: Ambassador Skylar Waksberg

Site Structure

Sector Zero
Personnel Block


Conference room A.

Checkpoint Danforth: Parking deck, offloading ramps and security screening garrison. All persons entering the site must pass through this gate.

Staff Housing Complex: Maintains living quarters and other amenities for up to 750 personnel. The site cafeteria is located here, with a rotating meal schedule incorporating various extradimensional ingredients (see Document 623/S0-SHC/mN). Additional guest quarters for visiting exo-universal personnel and diplomats are in the lower floors (B3-B5).

Other Staff Facilities: Includes the personnel lounge and rec room, located on the ground floor.

Administration: Offices of the Department Director and other senior staff, as well as meeting rooms and satellite teleconference setup.

Sector One
Containment and Study


Subaqueous 'Green Level.'

The Site-623 containment wing is subterranean, and extends from underneath the main block into Lake Torneträsk for a total of 1.2 kilometers. It is divided into three subsections.

White Level (Safe & Humanoid Containment): Containment area for Safe-class objects that are currently being researched, including items being studied for potential applications. Also maintains Class III humanoid living chambers.

Blue Level (Non-Humanoid Euclid Containment): Consists of interlocking climate-controlled chambers with a total area of 87.5 square meters.

Green Level (Keter Containment): This entire level is reinforced with Class-VI structural units, and has the capacity for long-term containment of several dozen items. In the event of a major breach that cannot be neutralized by response teams, automated bulkheads will isolate the area, followed by controlled demolition of ballast tanks, causing the sector to flood and simultaneously implode from the pressure differential.

Superconductor Mass Automated Rapid Transit System


Central SMARTS tunnel.

The Superconductor Mass Automated Rapid Transit System (SMARTS) is a magnetic-levitation rail network connecting the various site facilities. The rail runs a total of 5.7 kilometers in a continuous loop between the central complex and ancillary structures.

While primarily used to carry personnel, several cars have been outfitted for freight loads, as well as three Class-IV reinforced Schnäbel hoppers for transport of dangerous anomalies.

The rail tunnel is outfitted with high-yield linear shaped charges at eight critical locations. In the event of a major emergency in one of the connected blocks, the charges will fire, severing steel supports and collapsing specific sections of the shaft, isolating the crisis.

Trans-Universal Contact and Communications Sector


MUTA units in standby mode.

Multi-Universal Transit Array: The primary method of exo-universal transportation. For more information, see SCP-████.

STF.K1B ('Mission Control'): Command post for Stationary Task Force Kähler-1-Beta. The team monitors all interdimensional travel and communications, and is armed for rapid response in the event of an illegal transport. For more information see the DTF-K1 Dossier.

Intensive Care Unit: The site ICU was relocated to TUCCS rather than the personnel block circa 2003 as a protective measure. In the event that a terminal instance of SCP-3856-1 is illegally transported through the Array, it can be immediately placed into emergency medical care (and if necessary, mid- to long-term cryopreservation).


Medical staff in decontamination with a non-lethally injured instance of Researcher Lloyd.

Endodimensional Decontamination Chamber: Added in 1991 as a precautionary measure (under the revised Biomedical Protocol 3328.E). All persons entering the site from other universes must proceed through the EDC in order to minimize the risk of introducing foreign pathogens to the local universe.

Trans-Universal Embassy: Overseen by Diplomatic Task Force Kähler-1-Gamma, the TrUE is a secure structure that can be isolated from the rest of the Site. It is run by representatives of allied Foundation iterations, and is considered a consulate, able to grant amnesty to extradimensional refugees (with the exception of SCP-3856-1, as per the RAGNAROK accords, section 23μ).



DEEPWELL archives and cooling units.

Proposed in 1995 and completed in 2003, the DEEPWELL borehole extends 1.5 kilometers into the crust. The well contains a complete, constantly updated backup of all Foundation records and files as well as other relevant data as directed by Overwatch. The server matrix is suspended within a newtonian dielectric liquid-argon compound designed to both protect it from damage and function as a rotary fluid cooling system.

In the event of an extreme emergency (i.e. a K-class scenario), Level 5 personnel can direct the BLACKBOX unit to initiate a 'full lockdown.' The entire system will enter a controlled descent to the base of the borehole, with the fluid cushioning the processing equipment. Once it has settled within the substructure, the DEEPWELL will be flooded from Lake Torneträsk, burying the archives beneath several hundred meters of sediment. The BLACKBOX will then enter a power-saving dormant state, predicted to be sustainable for a maximum of 475 (± 50) years. Should a ████████ ████████ or similar event occur, the BLACKBOX may be accessed for informational and ████████ reconstruction.

Auxiliary Structures

Deuterium/Helium-3 Fusion Reactor


Main reactor housing unit.

Located 1.2 kilometers from the main site, the TORUS reactor produces an average of 4.93×108 W·h per three grams of helium-3 introduced, continuously powering all Site-623 facilities (excess output is diverted to local electrical grids). This process is overseen by DIC1 "ROCKWELL," a digital intelligence created from the consciousness of deceased Department researcher Dr. William Kejel.

The majority of 3He used on-site is procured from extradimensional sources. In the past, it was mined from lunar regolith and transported from Area-32, a process that required difficult logistics and often led to deficiencies. As of the Exo-Universal Treaty of Alexandria (2007), shipments of the isotope are included in regular trade between Foundation iterations, a significantly more efficient method.

ARDAT Facility 623-Ω
Ancillary Research, Development And Testing


Blast doors separating ARDAT-Ω from the main site block.

Secondary facility connected to the main site via SMARTS. ARDAT-Ω is used for potentially dangerous research and development projects, such as initial testing of MUTA technology in the 1980s. The subterranean levels also maintain faculties for Keter-class anomaly containment. A full operations overview is available in Document 623/ARD-0982.

ARDAT-Omega was originally a standalone site built in the 1960s. Between 1979 and 1982, it was drastically renovated and expanded, and reassigned as an addition to Site-623. Prior to the completion of SMARTS, personnel primarily traveled between this facility and the main block via helicopter, due to the unsafe terrain of the mountain. The helipad has since been removed in the construction of superstructure reinforcements, and the no-fly zone (established in 1965) was rescinded at the request of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.2

Utility Tunnels and Emergency Evacuation Route


Evacuation point MSEC-2.

MSEC/EVAC is a network of secure access tunnels spanning the entire facility. They are primarily used for maintenance of critical systems (ventilation, standpipes and filtration, automated emergency response network, etc.), but also function as an escape route.

The tunnels extend to extraction points MSEC-1 and -2.

MSEC-1 is a privately-owned hydroelectric dam on the nearby Torneälven River, purchased by front company Scandinavian Clean Power in 1998 and renovated for evacuation. A secluded airstrip and helipad onsite will facilitate personnel extraction.

MSEC-2 is an abandoned blast shelter 1.5 km from the Swedish-Norwegian border. The area around it is a national park, and civilian intrusion is highly unlikely due to the terrain. To act as a further deterrent, signage has been posted warning that the structure is unsafe and pending restoration as a national historical site.

In an emergency scenario requiring evacuation, personnel should proceed to these locations and await the arrival of response teams. Foundation-owned aircraft Daybreak (a renovated 800-passenger Boeing 747-8) is kept at a private Norwegian airfield (arrival time approximately twenty-three minutes from distress alert), and will transport personnel and cargo to predetermined safe locations as necessary.

In the event of an evacuation scenario where MSEC points have been compromised, personnel are to proceed to TUCCS and await activation of the MOONRISE protocol by senior staff.

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