ADVISORY: Wyden, Markey, McCaskill to Hold Press Conference on Whistleblower Retaliation by Contractors at the Energy Department
Senators will release Government Accountability Office Report on Whistleblower Retaliation
Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will be joined by federal contractor whistleblowers Sandra Black and Walt Tamosaitis at noon ET on Thursday, July 14, to release a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Energy (DOE).
Sandra Black, a contractor employee at DOE’s Savannah River site in South Carolina for more than 30 years was fired for cooperating with the GAO during its collection of information for the report. Walt Tamosaitis was fired after raising safety and design concerns at a multi-billion dollar construction project to treat high-level radioactive waste at the DOE’s Hanford Reservation in Washington.
Wyden, McCaskill and Markey requested the GAO report in March 2014.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Sandra Black, DOE Savannah River nuclear site whistleblower
Walt Tamosaitis, DOE Hanford nuclear site whistleblower
12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. (PT) Thursday, July 14
Senate Dirksen 215 -- Senate Finance Committee hearing room
Press conference to release GAO report on whistleblower retaliation at the Energy Department
For those who cannot attend, the event will be livestreamed on Sen. Wyden’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SenRonWyden
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