Two U.S. senators angered by the firing of whistle-blower Walter Tamosaitis from the contaminated Hanford, Wash., nuclear site sharply criticized the U.S. secretary of Energy on Wednesday.
Tamosaitis, an engineer, had raised safety concerns two years ago about the design of a plant that is intended to turn radioactive waste into glass. After that, San Francisco-based
Last week, Tamosaitis was laid off in what the company called a cost-cutting move. His defenders called it retaliation.
Tamosaitis' dismissal came days after Moniz issued a statement affirming his commitment to safety and the protection of whistle-blowers.