Hanford Whistleblower Gets $4.1 Million In Settlement Deal
Walter Tamosaitis, a high-level whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, settled Wednesday with his former employer federal contractor URS.
Tamosaitis will receive $4.1 million in the settlement.
Tamosaitis was removed from his position as a research and technology manager on the major waste treatment plant being built at Hanford. The plant is meant to bind up radioactive sludge into glass logs for long-term safe storage.
Tamosaitis was terminated after he raised safety concerns.