Date Posted: 7/14/2016
University of New Mexico’s KUNM News Radio investigated a dry cleaning chemical spill that occurred in Albuquerque. The investigation revealed that state officials had not studied health effects the spill had on the local community. Ultimately, the company responsible for the spill submitted a cleanup proposal to the state. In St. Louis, Missouri, the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. awarded KUNM First Place for Enterprise/Investigative reporting for the Poisoned Earth coverage at the PRNDI Awards Banquet.