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Nuclear Site Whistleblower Fired After Complaining About Safety Conditions

Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Employment, Energy, Health, Nuclear, USA )

- 1943 days ago -
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out.


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David C (25)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 10:28 pm
(doubleplusUN)well, nuclear IS the most authoritarian technics(*) we have, methinks.

*) sensu Mumford, who (in "Technics and Civilization" 1934(!)) coined the term 'TECHNICS' to describe the interplay of technologies with the specific social circumstances they arise from and lead to.
And (in a slightly updated definition by Derrick Jensen:) a DEMOCRATIC technics would be one that emerges from, gives rise to, and reinforces community self-reliance and self-determination; and an AUTHORITARIAN technics would be one that emerges from, gives rise to, reinforces, and often requires community reliance on distant authorities, and undercuts or makes impossible community self-reliance and self-determination.
A prime example for a democratic technics would be *passive* solar (whereas PV is already halfway to authoritarian, again)


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Friday February 21, 2014, 5:28 am
Noted & posted

Friday February 21, 2014, 6:23 am
Shows how shallow and intimidated these corporations are by one individual who speaks the truth. Thanks Ray for sharing.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:57 pm
Sometimes whistle blowers will go public if they believe that a corporation will not remedy an unsafe situation.
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