Gone Fission Nuclear Report

S2E22 Gone Fission Nuclear Report - 7/18/22 - Wildlife on EM Sites - Part 2, Hanford, Justin Wilde, HMIS

July 18, 2022 Michael Butler Season 2 Episode 22
Gone Fission Nuclear Report
S2E22 Gone Fission Nuclear Report - 7/18/22 - Wildlife on EM Sites - Part 2, Hanford, Justin Wilde, HMIS
Show Notes

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part series on wildlife at the Department of Energy's Environmental Management sites.  This week we feature an interview with Justin Wilde, a wildlife biologist at the Hanford site in Washington state. Wildlife abounds on DOE Environmental Management sites currently undergoing cleanup. Most of these sites are situated on huge undeveloped parcels of land, only a fraction of which is used for nuclear operations. That makes these sites a welcome home for wildlife.  From wild turkeys to alligators, elk, rare owls and more, today's environmental cleanup program is taking place amid a menagerie of wildlife.