NRC Cautions PSEG After 'Chilling' Retaliation Verdict

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned a Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. unit on Friday that workers at its New Jersey nuclear plants might be frightened to report safety violations after a federal jury backed a contractor's employee who said he was fired for whistleblowing.

The NRC argued that a jury verdict last month finding that security contractor Wackenhut Corp. retaliated against a supervisor at the Salem and Hope Creek generating plants could have a "chilling effect" at the facility, deterring other employees from reporting potential...
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