At the confluence of three rivers, just north of the Tri Cities [Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco]) of Wasington State is the world’s first site for mass production of plutonium.
Its name Hanford derives from a town on a bank of the Columbia which, along with the town of White Bluffs, was demolished during preparation of the Hanford Site. Development was begun in 1943 and by 1945 regular shipments of plutonium were being delivered to Los Alamos Laboratories in New Mexico. The bomb dropped on August 9, 1945, over Nagasaki, Japan, was made with plutonium from Hanford.
Eventually there were built nine weapons-production reactors on the site, the last working one having been shut down in early 1987. There remains a huge amount (53,000,000 gallons) of liquid radioactive waste, stored in 177 underground tanks. About a third of these tanks have leaked waste into the groundwater. It is estimated that about 270,000,000,000 gallons of contaminated water are now present in nearby aquifers and that 1,000,000 of these are traveling toward the Columbia, expected to begin entering the river some time about or after 2020, if not intercepted by cleanup. In addition to the liquid, there are about 25,000,000 cubic feet of solid radioactive waste buried on the site. Various cleanup operations have been undertaken and scheduled, but cleanup has proceeded behind schedule, and there have been continuing efforts by the States of Washington and Oregon to keep the Federal Government on task.
Alejandro who, along with Javiera, accompanied me on my trip last year through Chile and Argentina, was visiting my home for about a half week, and he suggested we make a trip to Hanford to try to improve the sheng qi there. The area had been gifted before, but with the amount of nuclear waste present, there was almost
certainly need for further attention. I thought it was an excellent suggestion.
We poured 31 EPs and a good sized batch of TBs on Saturday the 17th, and the following morning set out for Hanford. Reaching the city of Othello about 11AM, we turned south on State Highway 24, crossing the Saddle Mountains, and turning east again, drove along the northern end of the Hanford Reservation.
About midway across, when the sha qi underground began to feel rather strong. we stopped among the frosty sagebrush, and planted our first EP . This spot was also chosen because a sha line crossed the road there, and we were able to bury a 6-TB circle and transform the line to a sheng line . Ale remarked to me that he experienced here the same curious visual phenomena he had the previous year, when we opened our first vortex in Santiago.
Several miles further east, the highway angled to the southwest, running closer to the Columbia River, across from the world’s first two large-scale plutonium reactors (known as "B & C reactors" on the Hanford Reservation). We stopped the car and took a good look. Here is a photo found by Ale, obviously taken during the summertime taken from within the Reservation:
The large hill to the right of the photograph just above is Gable Mountain, which is the highest geologic formation on the Reservation. Although it was not a latent vortex, it was quite negative when we first observed it, and there was at least one sha line passing through it. An additional sha line , roughly at right angles to the first, if not directly through the mountain, passed at least nearby -- there was visual obstruction which prevented me from determining the exact crossing point. Three or four miles south of where Highway 24 bridges the Columbia, prior to coursing around the end of Untamum Ridge, the first sha line crossed the road. At this point we pulled off to the side and did two
things: (1) placed a 6-TB circle to change the line positive, and (2) buried a PM .
Further south the highway forks, with 24 turning west, and Highway 243 continuing southeast through the Reservation. We followed along 243, placing EPs when the ground felt particularly negative, until we came to where the second sha line crossed the road. Here we placed another 6-TB circle to make it positive.
Eventually, as we neared the city of Richland, we realized that we did not have enough pipe for all the EP -inserts we had brought. So
we found a building materials store (Home Depot), purchased a couple long stainless steel 1-inch pipes, and had them cut to size (which was done at no extra charge). After this and a quick lunch, we headed up the west side of the Reservation, along roads open to public access, attempting as before to cure the worst feeling places.
At one point we had the good fortune to find a public-accessible latent vortex, which I was able to open. This rapidly created a positive feeling in that area of the Reservation, which brought us encouragement.
Shortly after opening the vortex, evening coming on, we headed back. We decided to return the way we had come, partly to see if any change could be observed, and partly because there were several places we had omitted
earlier, which were good candidates for EPs .
By the time we reached the Gable Mountain area, it was too dark to accurately identify qi -sources, but it felt much better in the general direction of the mountain.
We placed our last EP in the dark, not far removed from that place where the first has been placed that morning.
A week later I drove to Seattle for a family gathering, and on the way back altered my return route so as to take Highway 24 from the east, and to pass again along the northern edge of the Hanford Reservation. This time I brought my camera and took photos shown here. Though the ground beneath the Reservation was still negative, Gable Mountain was quite positive. This seemed to be good evidence that transforming two crossing sha lines will have good influence on the crossed area.
In all we placed three PMs on the Hanford Reservation. I intend to go back around the area later this year to witness what effect they will have had on the sha qi underground, being constantly emitted by the radioactive waste.