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The Sink continued to ruthlessly scrub any particulate matter that came near it. Once it learned of the Innovative Toxins Plant, however, it gained new purpose. It sought to develop anti-toxins to flush into its drains and counteract the poisons bleeding into the soil.Old World Blues ending slide

The Z-43 innovative toxins plant is a location in Big MT in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues. It is located northwest of the Saturnite alloy research facility, west of the X-12 research center and east of the X-66 Hexcrete archipelago.

Background[]

Focusing on research into various substances poisonous to humans, the Z-43 was heavily involved in the Sierra Madre experiment, unwittingly bankrolled by the Madre's founder, Frederick Sinclair. The Think Tank executives struck a bargain, offering bleeding edge technologies like the Y-17 Auto-Docs and Z-43's research, in return for badly needed money and the ability to test them in a live setting. Using the Madre as a test case caused widespread concern among lower-ranking scientists in the complex,[1] especially among the Z-43 staff. Concern turned to horror when a leak of the experimental Z-43 chemical led to the executives offering the Z-43's prototype chemical suits for protection. Tested at the hazmat testing ground, the suits were essentially following an experiment with an experiment, turning American workers into guinea pigs no different from the Chinese prisoners at Big MT's private concentration camp, Little Yangtze.[2] Sinclair accepted the initial run, then ordered a larger supply to cover potential leaks in the Villa. In the end, the horrors spawned at the Z-43 were responsible for the emergence of the ghost people at the Madre.[3]

Two centuries later, while much of the facility deteriorated in the wake of the Mobius/Think Tank split, enough remained operational to potentially allow the Sink to take control of it, in order to develop anti-toxins to counteract the many poisons seeping into the soil of Big MT.[4]

Layout[]

Radiation is present throughout the facility as well as the outer entrance. The building consists of three main areas: the entrance, a large main room, and a small room opposite the entrance. There is also a catwalk above the main room. One section of the catwalk is broken, and has a locker with a greasy toolbox. In the small room on the ground floor, there is a footlocker as well as a chemistry set that can make chems with a Science skill of 25.

Upon picking up the corrosive glove, up to seven Y-17 trauma override harnesses will appear.

The terminal in the facility notes that the Think Tank executives were working on a project for Frederick Sinclair at the Sierra Madre Casino & Resort, which adds detail to the backstory of the first add-on. However, the precise scope and goal of the project are not specified.[2]

Notable loot[]

Appearances[]

The Z-43 innovative toxins plant appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Behind the scenes[]

When entering the facility for the first time, several Y-17 trauma harnesses will attack. With the Wild Wasteland trait, one of them will say, "Hey, who turned out the lights?" This is a reference to the Doctor Who episodes "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead."

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References[]

  1. Y-17 medical facility terminal entries; terminal, Sierra Madre: Test Case?
  2. 2.0 2.1 Z-43 innovative toxins plant terminal entries; terminal, Requisition Order: Chemical Suits
  3. Villa clinic terminal entries, examination room terminal, Safety Suits
  4. Old World Blues endings: "The Sink continued to ruthlessly scrub any particulate matter that came near it. Once it learned of the Innovative Toxins Plant, however, it gained new purpose. It sought to develop anti-toxins to flush into its drains and counteract the poisons bleeding into the soil."
    Note: The Z-43 innovative toxins plant was discovered by the player.
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