The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Interview with Susannah Frame - “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets”


Wes Unruh - 11/18/2014


The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, along a stretch of the Columbia River 200 miles from Seattle, is considered the most dangerous nuclear dump in the United States. The government made plutonium for atomic bombs there starting in 1943. Now it’s home to an underground storage tank “farm” that holds millions of gallons of toxic waste. KING-TV’s investigation documented how a tank leak, acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2011, went untreated for nearly a year by the contractor responsible for Hanford’s upkeep and security… Check out the full winner’s citation for Hanford’s Dirty Secrets written by Noel Holston.