The West Virginia Radio Astronomy Zone, or WVRAZ, was created as part of the West Virginia Code. It makes it illegal operate, or cause to be operated, any electrical equipment which causes harmful interference with the reception of radio waves. The protection extends at varying levels up to a 10 miles radius from the telescopes on site. The map, below (generated using Google Earth) shows the approximate boundary of the 10 mile (red circle) and 2 mile (yellow circle) zones described within the WVRAZ Act.