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Friday, June 07, 2019

TVA modifies nuclear whistleblower unit
The Tennessee Valley Authority has modified the way in which employees in the nuclear power program can voice their concerns about TVA's nuclear program, but observers say it's an attempt to stop employees from reporting concerns. TVA Nuclear Chief Timothy Rausch said the new program is designed to be more proactive in identifying and addressing safety concerns by TVA workers. But critics say TVA is trying to stop workers from raising questions about potential safety problems. Attorney Billie Garde who represents most of the workers in the previous program whose jobs were eliminated by the change argues that TVA is ending a program that has helped workers to voice questions and potential problems at TVA's nuclear plants. "If TVA really understood the necessity and significance of the program in its own strong safety culture, it would not have taken this outrageous action," argues Garde. In a letter to the NRC, Garde said the previous program provided the only honest insight into the dysfunctional organization which she argues has been at the forefront of identifying" problems and responding to employee concerns regarding the nuclear program.

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