Whistleblower http://kplu.org en Judge dismisses Hanford whistleblower case http://kplu.org/post/judge-dismisses-hanford-whistleblower-case A federal judge this week dismissed a lawsuit by a high-level whistleblower against a contractor at the Hanford nuclear site. A former manager there had voiced safety concerns about the design of a plant meant to treat millions of gallons of radioactive waste.<p>Walt Tamosaitis worked -– and continues to work -– for Hanford contractor URS. He claims the managers on the waste treatment plant were cutting corners. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6706 at http://kplu.org Judge dismisses Hanford whistleblower case Hanford whistleblower to appear in court against Bechtel http://kplu.org/post/hanford-whistleblower-appear-court-against-bechtel <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; After more than a year of waiting, a high-profile Hanford whistleblower will argue in court Monday that his case should be heard in front of a jury. But federal contractor Bechtel argues the case should be thrown out.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 23:43:11 +0000 Jake Ellison 3631 at http://kplu.org Hanford whistleblower launches new lawsuit over safety concerns http://kplu.org/post/hanford-whistleblower-launches-new-lawsuit-over-safety-concerns <p>KENNEWICK, Wash. &ndash; There&rsquo;s a new lawsuit over safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The case announced Wednesday comes from the same whistleblower who has raised serious concerns about the waste treatment factory being built at the nuclear site in southeast Washington.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:57:00 +0000 Anna King 3162 at http://kplu.org Hanford whistleblower launches new lawsuit over safety concerns Update: Hanford whisleblower says DOE too cozy with contractors http://kplu.org/post/update-hanford-whisleblower-says-doe-too-cozy-contractors <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; A high-level Hanford whistleblower is accusing the Department of Energy of being too cozy with its contractors at the federal nuclear reservation.</p><p>Walter Tamosaitis made that accusation in a letter released Monday. (Updated with link to a copy of the letter.)</p><p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:11:20 +0000 Anna King 2171 at http://kplu.org Update: Hanford whisleblower says DOE too cozy with contractors Hanford whistleblower case raises questions for Feds about worker's demotion http://kplu.org/post/hanford-whistleblower-case-raises-questions-feds-about-workers-demotion <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958865.mp3</p><p>Documents surfacing from an ongoing lawsuit are raising questions about the demotion of a Hanford whistleblower and whether a top manager with the Department of Energy was involved.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:40:55 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1046 at http://kplu.org