Tom Carpenter, '86, Executive Director of Hanford Challenge, a Washington State public interest watchdog organization dedicated to oversight of the mega-billion dollar US Dept. of Energy cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation weapons facility, was quoted in the Washington Post today in a story highlighting ongoing cleanup problems.
In the story, titled, "Leaked report cites design flaws in plant built to treat nuclear waste" and written by Joby Warrick, Carpenter said, "This plant is so riddled with design . . . nuclear safety and worker health threats that it is hard to see how this plant could ever open without very significant and expensive rework.”
Additionally, we should note that UDC law students in the Government Accountability (GAP) Clinic recently worked on representing a whistleblower at the Hanford facility (see 'Donna Busche' in GAP's Fall 2014 Clinic Highlights) and that Tom Carpenter started his Hanford work back in the 1980's while an Antioch School of Law student - in the Government Accountability Project Clinic!