I'm wondering if they should just pull the band-aid so to speak. In other words, if we are only prolonging the inevitable, wouldn't it be advantageous to plan an intentional collapse of the slide area by using dynamite/explosives etc. Before you all scream out that I am stupid, answer me this, wouldn't be better for this to happen knowingly when people could evacuated safely and perhaps the city of Whittier can build sea walls or some other type of mitigation strategy and just get it done and over with. Just food for thought.
I was thinking similar thoughts. Let the Air Force target it. Of course the ensuing tsunami would undoubtedly cause a ton of lawsuits. But if mother nature does it, who ya gonna sue?