Deactivation of Radiation Corp. Cautions!!!
In Richland, Wash there is a live nuclear reactor built in 1984 (see age note at bottom), that is about 100 miles away from Mount Rainier National Park where there is trouble brewing.
This Just In! Mount Rainier is determined to be more unstable than previously thought. William E. Scott is the scientist in charge of the Cascades Volcano Observatory, a USGS center that monitors volcanoes from California to Alaska. Dr. William Scott just yesterday made this profound statement. Mt. Rainier is “A monumental threat”. Volcanologists determined in the late 1990s that the mountain is far more unstable than previously thought, and they have since persuaded local emergency management officials to launch an early-warning system and a major public-awareness campaign. Tens of thousands of people are being told to “enjoy the volcano in your back yard” but to be prepared to run away from it — fast. The town nearest Rainier has about 40 minutes to flee. Inside the national park that encircles the mountain, scientists in recent months have shortened the run-for-it survival time to five minutes. (ECTV/Breaking News )
Map of area, Mt R
Second map and park outline
Mount Rainier National Park Map Page
Volcano maps of area
Age on reactors.
Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)
Net Output: 1112 MWe
Operable. Initial criticality: 01/1984. Commercial start: 12/1984.
A standard Nuclear reactor has a life span of 25 years, pushing it at 30 years.
The building its self has become unsafe and degenerates unless reinforced or completely rebuilt. The WNP 2 reactor may have seen its years and with its location so close to a active volcano, we as concerned people need to stress that (remove this word) it should be shut down.
We know that any such action would cause hardship on near by communities that depend on its electricity, but if the Valcano erups as sicentist are predicting, then what could happen would cause any present hardship to become moot.
Near by Seismicgraph live. Lets keep watch.