Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica

Alex Mierjeski, ProPublica

Alex is a research reporter at ProPublica.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while he waits to speak at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC

Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas.

By: , and - April 14, 2023

This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The story is republished here with permission. In 2014, one of Texas billionaire Harlan Crow’s companies purchased a string of properties on a quiet residential street in […]

Uranium contamination extends several miles in an aquifer under the Bluewater disposal site in New Mexico.

The Cold War legacy lurking in U.S. groundwater

By: , and - December 29, 2022

In America’s rush to build the nuclear arsenal that won the Cold War, safety was sacrificed for speed. Uranium mills that helped fuel the weapons also dumped radioactive and toxic waste into rivers like the Cheyenne in South Dakota and the Animas in Colorado. Thousands of sheep turned blue and died after foraging on land tainted by processing […]