A whistleblower lawsuit filed against federal contractors at the Hanford vitrification plant is scheduled to go to trial May 2012.
On Friday, attorneys for Bechtel National and URS said they needed that much time to prepare for what they describe as a complex case.
However, the attorney for whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis asked for the case to be heard sooner and accused Bechtel of dragging out the case to the detriment of Tamosaitis.
Tamosaitis believes he was transferred from his position as research and technology manager for the $12.2 billion vitrification plant in retaliation for raising safety and technical concerns. A day after Bechtel National said it had met its June 30 contract requirement to earn a $6 million payment, Tamosaitis raised issues at a meeting that called into question Bechtel’s claims, Tamosaitis alleged.
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