… “Hole in the Head” is a small pond tucked behind dramatic cliffs dropping into the ocean, close enough for me to hear sea lions and glimpse migrating whales. This crater was the initial excavation for the foundation; now it only hints at the disaster that could have unfolded. During the 1906 earthquake, this coastline moved 15 feet. In the event of another quake, the largest nuclear reactor of its era would have been perched on the edge of the Fault.
What outrageous hope led people to believe they could halt construction of a nuclear site once building had begun? Who could have predicted the unlikely outcome of PG&E’s plan as outlined in this understated park sign?