U.S. nuclear worker brought to tears over leaking waste — “I was ready to sell everything and move to the woods” (VIDEO)

Published: April 29th, 2013 at 10:05 am ET


Title: Hanford worker’s struggle to ‘do the right thing’
Source: KING 5
Date: April 25, 2013

The private company that manages the radioactive waste tank farms at the Hanford Site ignored or missed numerous red flags over a 10-month period that showed a double-shell tank holding some of the worst waste was leaking.

Over much of that time, one Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) employee — Mike Geffre — continued to urge his superiors to take some sort of action. […]

“It bugged me to the point I was ready to sell everything and move to the woods, go to the mountains where I didn’t have to hear about it, read about it. I didn’t want to hear about Hanford. I didn’t want to deal with it anymore,” said Geffre.

Through tears, Geffre struggled to express how distraught he’d become. […]

“I kept the faith that they would do the right thing. I believed in my company that they would do what was right. That’s why the stress came into play. I kept trusting them, and when nothing happened I really struggled,” said Geffre. […]

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Published: April 29th, 2013 at 10:05 am ET


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12 comments to U.S. nuclear worker brought to tears over leaking waste — “I was ready to sell everything and move to the woods” (VIDEO)

  • harengus_acidophilus

    "Welcome to the real world, Neo."


  • pcjensen

    Good on Mike Geffre for trying and for reporting out.


      while others consider whistle blowers to be traitors, guys like this are the true heroes of this age…

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I am so very proud of Mike Geffre. I'm sure it was not easy to speak out. But the real question now remains — WHO and HOW is this HUGE PROBLEM going to be fixed? I sure hope that all the people and powers that be and inter-agency BS doesn't dick this situation around for months or years!

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Why is this not in any of the MSM news? It will be one day & after it's to latebillions wasted on free phones, food stamps for illegals, billions lost in medicare & no money for clean up & up grades to our out of date nuke plants! This man should call NYC & go 0n radio shows, he might get someone to hear him!

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      'MSM' are for-profit news and entertainment companies, not charities dedicated to hosing down the public with truth.

      You can suggest better coverage of nuclear issues as a business strategy, but they're not going to be too receptive. Forced preaching by the unwilling to an audience expecting entertainment never works. Why would it be different THIS time?

    • pcjensen

      MSM has for years been vested in nuclear… one of them opted out after Fukushima but they still don't do justice – it simply is not in their best interest to blow the lid off the nuc mafia – they are part of the scheme. just google: who owns the media and check out the informative charts and dialog then start looking at the holdings and subsidiaries – you could go as deep as boards of directors to see how intertwined they all are with nuclear and the MIC which supports much of US DoD projects. It's the war economy paradigm. Article the other day about Army pros who said, No, don't build more tanks, we don't want or need them – but, sickly, Congress says, we have to build them – or it will hurt our economy – esp. Ohio….there you have it in a nutshell.

  • papacares papacares

    If you have to get on a street corner and hand out these flyers then do it – quit talking and start walking, here is the link to the pamphlet;


    Print up a 100 and pass them out, make the difference in someone's life today, you have the knowledge

  • That's great that you shared, but moving to woods isn't gonna help you.