Via Boing Boing today, there is a story about Hanford, WA, the site of my first novel, Treason at Hanford: A Harry Truman Mystery. It seems they have found the world's first weapons-grade plutonium in a dump. Talk about scary.
When I began writing Treason at Hanford, I conducted some research and discovered most of the websites were devoted to the post-WWII era and, specifically, the clean-up. Hanford is the world's "Dirtiest" (i.e., nuclear dirty) place. That must have been before Chernobyl or Bopal, India. Oak Ridge, TN, gets much more coverage when it comes to the nuclear bombs from WWII but Hanford was important, too, as this story reveals.
Hmm, maybe my story wasn't fiction after all...?