Nuclear-missile facilities in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota are seriously in need of repairs, according to the Senate panel.

For example, at the primary Missile Alert Facility on Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, “structures are often infested with rodents, rattlesnakes and mold due to gaps between the foundation and wall structures as a result of the facilities settling,” the committee report said.

Operations, maintenance and labor costs at Malmstrom have soared 280 percent in the past five years to address a range of maintenance problems, the document stated.

Both of Montana’s senators (Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines) and one of North Dakota’s (Republican John Hoeven) serve on the Appropriations Committee.

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