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Plant Fired Worker Who Raised Safety Concerns: Suit

Law360 (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Under a recent and seldom used whistleblower rule, a former foreman at a Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant sued the plant's contractor on Friday, saying Stone & Webster Construction Co. Inc. fired him for speaking up with safety concerns.

James Speegle was fired from his job as a painter foreman at the Browns Ferry plant on May 24, 2004, just two days after he'd raised concerns with supervisors and on-site inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over practices he thought threatened the plant's emergency cooling system,...
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