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Scientists warns of Hanford issues, gets fired: Walter Tamosaitis lost his job even though his concerns were validated

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LOS ANGELES — When senior scientist Walter Tamosaitis warned in 2011 about fundamental design flaws at the nation’s largest facility to treat radioactive waste in Hanford, he was assigned to work in a basement room without office furniture or a telephone.

On Wednesday, Tamosaitis, an employee of San Francisco-based URS Corp., was laid off from his job after 44 years with the company.

The concerns that Tamosaitis raised two years ago about the design of the waste treatment plant, a…

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