Decisions, deception and dirty secrets at Hanford

Decisions, deception and dirty secrets at Hanford
Taking Action for You

HANFORD, Wash. -- For months now the KING 5 Investigators have exposed a Hanford contractor that may be putting your safety at risk. Action News is teaming up with KING 5 Seattle to dig deeper into Hanford's dirty secrets.

Much of it surrounds a leaking double-shell tank that's full of some of the most dangerous waste at the site. Most recently it was discovered that tank is likely leaking into the soil.

Investigators learned how concerns about this particular tank were disregarded for nearly a year before being addressed, how bonus money was still being paid out and how the state plans to take action on this tank.

Click the links below to watch each KING 5 investigation:

Contractor discounted Hanford leak evidence for a year

Hanford worker's struggle to 'do the right thing'

Bonus money trumps safety at Hanford, experts say

GAO faults Dept. of Energy's management of Hanford cleanup

No plan in place when alarm sounded at Hanford

Hanford officials hid leak evidence from advisory panel

Hanford waste moved across town with parade permit

State ready to take action over leaking Hanford nuclear waste tank

Hanford contractor wasted millions on leaking tank

Feds warn state more Hanford cleanup deadlines at risk

Many questions, few answers about new Hanford leak

Worst Hanford tank may be leaking into soil

New DOE secretary promises Hanford cleanup plan by end of summer

EPA criticizes state over Hanford inspections