TV Journalist: Officials at U.S. nuclear site browbeat me for reporting on radioactive leaks — “You will be publicly humiliated” — Said I was basically an idiot — Never treated that way before (AUDIO) #Hanford

Published: July 17th, 2013 at 2:47 pm ET
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Title: KING 5′s Susannah Frame Nails Nuclear Hanford Secrets
Source: Nuclear Hotseat
Host: Libbe HaLevy
Date: July 15, 2013

Follow-up to: TV: Leaking tank at U.S. nuclear site may be in far worse condition than previously known -- Workers shocked by new findings #Hanford

At 37:00 in

Susannah Frame, KING 5 TV: At the beginning, especially WRPS officials [at the Hanford nuclear site] were extremely condescending. They tried bullying me. They tried to tell me that basically I was an idiot, that I didn’t know what I was doing. I’ve never had media professionals deal with me in that way. I’ve been around for a long time. […]

I was really surprised at the way I was treated. They said do you even know how to Google? […]

They really tried to browbeat me into not doing the story at all. They said, ‘We think that you will be publicly humiliated if you go on TV and online and report this because what you are saying is so absurd — You’re saying we ignored a leak?’

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