Central Utah’s Sanpete County is an agricultural hub, home to hundreds of thousands of turkeys that are sent for processing to a nearby facility. "The turkey plant," as it’s locally referred to in Moroni, has been one of the area’s largest employers since the 1970s. But as Eyal Press, a freelance reporter writing for The Intercept, finds people at the plant are getting sick. Two whistleblowers who were USDA inspectors working at the plant recently shared their story with Press.
KUER's Bob Nelson, who grew up in nearby Mt. Pleasant, talked with the journalist about what he learned. Read the full story at The Intercept.