H&K Nukes Australia

The Federal Government of Australia has given the Hill & Knowlton PR firm a $300,000 contract to to promote a controversial national nuclear waste dump planned near Woomera in South Australia. Meanwhile, a green coalition has pledged 1 per cent of that figure from its comparatively small funds to launch a "counter-offensive." Federal Science Minister Peter McGauran supports the plan, even though only "a handful" of citizens have submitted comments in support of it. This isn't H&K's first nuclear client. They also handled some of the PR for Metropolitan Edison during its near-meltdown crisis at Three Mile Island.