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KPHO-TV Wins Murrow Award for Digging into Toxic Mine Issue

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 5/12/2016

Meredith’s CBS affiliate KPHO-TV Phoenix won a regional Murrow award for “Abandoned Mine Pollution.” Arizona has over 100,000 abandoned mines, but no state or federal agency knows how many leak toxic metals into the environment. The KPHO team hiked six miles into the mountains to collect samples from uranium, lead, silver and copper mines. “Viewers rely on them to speak for those who have no voice for seeking justice and exposing wrongdoing when it is happening,” said General Manager Ed Munson.

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