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April 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

KING 5 wins Peabody Award for ‘Hanford’s Dirty Secrets’

KING 5 has won a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for its work on “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets,” a series that exposed revelations about nuclear-waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford nuclear reservation. The KING 5 investigative team of reporter Susannah Frame, photojournalist Steve Douglas and executive Russ Walker received the award, considered the most prestigious and…

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March 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Hanford contractor to pay more than $18.5 million

The Associated Press RICHLAND — One of the contractors charged with cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site has agreed to pay an $18.5 million civil and criminal penalty related to a time-card fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby of the Eastern Washington district says the penalty is the largest ever assessed to a contractor at…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: CH2M Hill, Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Micahel Ormsby

March 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Hanford-tour registration opens 12:01 a.m. Tuesday

Associated Press RICHLAND – The U.S. Department of Energy opens online registration Tuesday for free tours of the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. South-central Washington’s Hanford nuclear reservation has proven to be a popular tourist draw in recent years, with available slots filling up in minutes. Sixty public tours are scheduled this year from April to September. Each…

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