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Independent Probe, Manager’s Firing Raise Questions About ‘Safety Culture’ at DOE’s Nuclear Waste Site via The New York Times

By EMILY YEHLE of Greenwire
Published: July 22, 2011

More than six years ago, a Department of Energy official wrote to Bechtel National, the company in charge of the design and construction of the most expensive environmental remediation project in the world.

The letter summarized a survey of workers and their belief that those who raised safety concerns would be “targeted for future lay-off lists.” Safety is of paramount concern at the Hanford Site; the Washington state nuclear production complex is home to more than 50 million gallons of radioactive waste that is slated to undergo a first-of-its-kind treatment.

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