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Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order
Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order

The U.S. Labor Department ordered the reinstatement of an environmental specialist at the former nuclear weapons complex at Hanford, Wash., saying she had been wrongfully fired. Shelly Doss, an employee of Washington River Protection Solutions, was fired in October 2011 after she had reported federal and state environmental violations at a cleanup site at Hanford. Doss is one of a number of employees who have been fired, driven out or harassed for raising safety concerns at the facility, according to Hanford Challenge, a watchdog group. Doss had worked at the project for 20 years. She previously had filed a harassment claim and reached an agreement with the...

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