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Whistleblower helps secure $2 million settlement over contract rigging at Hanford via The Spokesman-Review

A whistleblower has been paid $470,000 out of a $2 million settlement after successfully challenging what she and government prosecutors say was a shell company at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The subcontractor charged with setting up the shell company, Federal … Continue reading

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Government has been urged to demand Sellafield’s closure via The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to demand the complete closure of the Sellafield nuclear site on the west coast of Britain after a BBC programme raised concerns about safety at the facility. The Panorama investigation was prompted by a former … Continue reading

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Former workers, whistleblowers shed light on nuclear site safety setbacks via Aljazeera America

RICHLAND, Wash. – On the banks of the Columbia River, miles of open land sit undeveloped behind barbed wire fences. A handful of mysterious structures dot the landscape, remnants from the early days of the Cold War. Passing by the … Continue reading

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Feds Order Reinstatement of Nuclear Whistleblower via ABC News

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials announced Wednesday. Richland-based Washington River Protection Solutions, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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Gundersen: Doubts on Geotechnical Data Undermine Safety at Proposed Fermi 3 Atomic Reactor via Beyond Nuclear

Gundersen voiced his concerns about the trustworthiness of geotechnical data gathered by DTE and its subcontractors as part of the Fermi 3 Development Project. Detroit Edison has argued that it was not required to have quality assurance in place, as … Continue reading

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Hanford Whistleblower Case Goes Before Federal Court In Seattle via Oregon Public Broadcasting

Nuclear engineer Walt Tamosaitis says he was removed from his position because he brought up safety concerns. Now a three-judge appeals court panel is considering the case of the well-known Hanford Nuclear Reservation whistleblower. Oral arguments happened Thursday. Tamosaitis argues … Continue reading

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Hanford whistleblower on CBS morning news via the Tri-City Herald

RICHLAND — Hanford whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis told his story to a national audience this morning on CBS This Morning. The segment is posted here.. As the Herald reported early this month, he was laid off from his job with URS … Continue reading

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Company fires scientist who warned of Hanford waste site problems via The Los Angeles Times

When senior scientist Walter Tamosaitis warned in 2011 about fundamental design flaws at the nation’s largest facility to treat radioactive waste in Hanford, Wash., he was assigned to work in a basement room without office furniture or a telephone. On … Continue reading

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Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Plant May Be Too Dangerous via Scientific American

The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million liters —sits in decaying underground tanks at the Hanford Site (a nuclear reservation) in southeastern Washington State. It accumulated there from the middle of World War II, when the … Continue reading

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Dept. of Energy helps Hanford contractors fight whistleblowers via King5.com

SEATTLE — The Department of Energy (DOE) has contributed more than a million dollars to help contractors at the Hanford Nuclear fight a whistleblower complaint. In 2010, Dr. Walter Tamosaitis reported his safety concerns over the design of the Hanford … Continue reading

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