When you can't fix the problem, can the guy who brought it to your attention. That's the message
Bechtel sends from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation boondoggle Bechtel
has been in on for some two decades now. After all, getting rid of
whistle-blowers is easier than getting rid of the most toxic mess on
At least that's what San Francisco-based Bechtel Corporation thought
when having its subcontractor URS can Walter Tamosaitis, the research
and technical manager for the nation's largest Superfund cleanup.
Tamosaitis' concerns about the nuclear waste processing plant design and
safety -- communicated internally -- are now the subject of a lawsuit
filed by Tamosaitis against Bechtel subcontractor URS, as well as in
discussions at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Given Tamosaitis' concerns are about preventing the release of deadly
radiation, one would hope boondoggle dreams don't completely overshadow