Whistle-blower fired from Hanford nuclear site

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whistle-blower Donna Busche (bush-SHE), who raised safety concerns at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, has been fired from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The 50-year-old says she was told Tuesday by employer URS Corp. that she was being fired for cause.

URS is helping build a $12 billion plant to turn Hanford's most dangerous wastes into glass. Construction of the plant has been halted over safety concerns.

URS on Tuesday denied Busche was fired for raising safety concerns.