It was quiet except for the erratic beeping of small beige Geiger detectors as Donald Wall led us down narrow white hallways to the 25-foot-deep concrete pool that houses the WSU nuclear fission reactor.
With the uranium glowing light blue at the bottom of the pool, the heated distilled water looked as peaceful and inviting as a tropical lagoon.
“We have a key to turn it on,” said a nonchalant Wall, director of the WSU Nuclear Radiation Center (NRC).
So much for nuclear trepidation. After a tour, people come away … » More …