Dear Friends and Family,
Since we last spoke, we have traveled hundreds of miles and mostly been out of service in some of the more remote places in the country. We've traveled to ground zero of an underground nuclear test, a national laboratory, two nuclear power generating plants, the historic peace camp at the entrance of the Nevada Test Site, and a uranium disposal cell in southeastern Utah that covers 68 acres of Navajo Nation land. It is heartbreaking that these places exist in some of the most unimaginably beautiful landscapes we've ever seen. We expected to be saddened, but we never expected to also be so moved by the beauty that surrounds us compounding the horror of these facilities.
The photos below are as follows,
1. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station - Located on the state beach where earlier in the day we watched many people fishing where we are standing in the photo.
2. Historic Peace Camp at the Nevada Test Site - Across highway 95 at the Mercury entrance of NTS. For miles in the desert remnants of peace camps can be seen. We found a very large rock circle (shown here), several fire rings and white quartz rocks forming peace signs. Just beyond the mountains in the distance is Yucca Flat, where 927 documented underground nuclear detonations took place, and about 100 atmospheric tests.
3. Project Shoal Test Site - We are standing near the concrete pad that caps the 1,205 ft deep shaft where, in 1963 a 12.5 kiloton nuclear device was detonated.
More to come. We can't wait to show you what we've seen.
Much love, Meredith and Finch