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Resource ID: #30201
Subject: Environment
Source: Duane Pohlman, Eric Frisbee, Tim Geraghty
Affiliation: WKRC-TV
Date: 2022-07-29



The news station's stories began airing in 2020, documenting the tragic stories of cancer and death, highlighting a middle school that was closed because of radioactive contamination, connecting the contamination to PORTS, and revealing the county where PORTS is located has the highest cancer rate in the state.

In 2022, the investigation culminated with powerful reports proving radioactive material shipped from Russia to PORTS, as part of the “Megatons to Megawatt” program, was contaminated with deadly plutonium, and our testing that proved dangerously high levels of enriched uranium contaminated the attic of a home ten miles from the plant, much farther from PORTS than what is currently being tested, and that the county where the plant is located has a shocking number of “excessive” deaths, placing it in the top-100 worst places in the country for death rates.

2022 IRE Award Finalist, Video > Division 3

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