WICHITA, Kan. (AP) An engineer fired for reporting unsafe conditions at a Kansas nuclear power plant says he was just being responsible.
The man’s attorneys released a letter Friday from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that orders Georgia-based Enercon Services to reinstate the engineer at the Wolf Creek plant. OSHA also ordered it to pay $50,650 in damages, back pay and attorneys’ costs.
Enercon and Wolf Creek didn’t return phone messages. OSHA confirmed the letter but declined comment.
The whistleblower spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity for fear he would be unable to find work in the industry.
He says a trench dug over piping circulating cooling water was too close. He refused to sign off on a plan that would’ve made the pipes prone to cracking or corrosion.