While the nation was focused on the firing of FBI Director James Comey, a few other major news items were swept under the rug. One of those was a mishap at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a legacy of the Manhattan Project during World War II.
Today we will talk with Paul Carroll, program officer of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation concerned with ending the threats posed by nuclear weapons. I ran across an article about the recent Hanford accident in which Paul was quoted, and thought he would be a perfect guest for us today. Aside from the looming threat of a new nuclear arms race, the legacy of nearly 80 years of nuclear technology poses its own challenges.