Nuke Contractor, DOE Demoted Hanford Whistleblower: Suit

Law360, Washington (November 10, 2011, 4:58 PM EST) -- An engineer for a U.S. Department of Energy plutonium cleanup contractor claimed Wednesday that his employer demoted him for raising safety concerns about the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington state, implicating senior department officials in the retaliation.

Walter Tamosaitis, an engineer working for URS Corp. at the Hanford site, a former plutonium production facility, alleges the company forced him into a position with no meaningful duties after he raised safety concerns about the company's work on the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, or WTP, at Hanford....
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