Donnelly Dome - An Unfinished Story By norman chance
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
Contamination from nuclear weapons tests is not limited to the physical environment
Standing on the top of Donnelly Dome, fourteen-year-old Jimmy Hamilton took in the panoramic scene of the Tanana River Valley 2400 feet below. To his right the Richardson Highway linked the town of Delta Junction, twenty miles northeast, with Valdez 250 miles to the southwest. In the distance, the majestic snow-capped mountains of the Alaska Range stood out dramatically against a threatening line of dark clouds moving up the valley floor. Looking down at Isaac Buckley, resting from the steep climb that had finally brought them to the summit, he said, “Wow. What a view.”