I got involved with Hanford through representing whistleblowers there, through my job at the DC-based Government Accountability Project (GAP). The first person to contact me for help from Hanford was a nuclear safety auditor in 1987. In 1992, I established a branch office of GAP in Seattle, and continued working with numerous site employees. Over the years, I began to expand my areas of interest to include the “big picture” of Hanford – it’s past, present and future, accountability, culture, secrecy, transitions, and transformations. I started Hanford Challenge in 2007 to bring a new public interest approach to the system. I find it interesting and compelling to struggle with what is really happening at Hanford on the many levels of operation, and to figure out ways to influence and engage the system for the best future outcome at Hanford.
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