Nuke Workers Say They Were Retaliated Against For Exposing Wrongdoing

"WASHINGTON -- In her job at the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons plant in South Carolina, Sandra Black was responsible for looking into concerns raised by employees about everything from health and safety to fraud, abuse, harassment and retaliation.

But in fall 2014, when federal investigators with the Government Accountability Office asked her whether she had the necessary independence to do her job, Black says she answered truthfully: She told them her supervisors had interfered with her work and had tried to intimidate her into changing her findings if they validated employees’ complaints.

Black disclosed her conversation with the GAO investigators to her bosses. A few weeks later, on Jan. 7, 2015, she was fired."

Lindsay Wise and Sammy Fretwell report for McClatchy Newspapers March 12, 2016.

Source: McClatchy, 03/14/2016