Thursday, September 04, 2008

BLM whistleblower wins appeal on toxic NV mine

PEER helped win justice for Earle Dixon, who was fired for trying to protect public health and the environment

WASHINGTON -- A federal review panel has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) illegally dismissed a manager overseeing the cleanup of the Anaconda Mine for raising serious worker safety, as well as serious radiation, air and water pollution problems, according to a final order released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), where I serve as Ecologist and Southwest Director.

Earle Dixon, the Project Manager for the Anaconda Mine at Yerington, Nevada, clashed with top BLM officials for raising issues that were being ignored because they would drive up clean-up costs and raise political hackles.

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