Tri-City Herald (WA): Hanford Whistleblower Fears for Vit Plant Success

Today from Government Accountability Project (GAP)

Summary: A whistleblower from the Hanford Nuclear Site discussed his concerns at a public talk in Seattle about the future operations of a $12.3 billion vitrification plant — a facility that will treat 53 million gallons of radioactive waste by mixing it with glass at high temperatures. The whistleblower believes he was fired from his position as manager of research and technology for raising safety and operational concerns, and has filed a federal retaliation complaint.

GAP investigated whistleblower concerns at Hanford, including the vitrification plant, for several years. In 2008, GAP’s then-Nuclear Oversight program spun off to become its own organization, Hanford Challenge, which continues to address these issues today.

Links:  http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/environment/nuclear-oversight/hanford

Hanford Challenge:  http://www.hanfordchallenge.org/

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