With the International Uranium Film Festival set to open November 27 & 28 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the news from Yakama Nation — whose territory includes the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — is especially disturbing. As reported at Salon, the research and technical manager for the country’s largest Superfund cleanup, Walter Tamosaitis, was fired by Bechtel Corporation subcontractor URS for raising concerns about the nuclear waste processing plant design and safety. Given Tamosaitis’ concerns are about preventing the release of deadly radiation, one would hope boondoggle dreams don’t completely overshadow nuclear nightmares.
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