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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bechtel Faces Two Lawsuits

Bechtel Faces Two Lawsuits from Former Employees at Hanford

"Two former workers at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment Plant are accusing contractor Bechtel National in separate lawsuits of laying them off after they raised safety concerns...In millwright Ford’s case, the Department of Labor ruled in 2015 that his role as a whistleblower during his 35-year career at Hanford contributed to Bechtel’s decision to lay him off in November 2011. He was scrutinized and treated more harshly than other employees, the agency found." 

https://www.exchangemonitor.com/bechtel-faces-two-lawsuits-former-employees-hanford/

28 comments:

Anonymous said...


There are two answers to this.

(1) Los Alamos is a winner but the DOE awards are total junk so it means nothing because we know how bad Los Alamos is.

(2) If Los Alamos did not win anything than it shows how horrible Los Alamos is that it did not win anything.

Ok I think we are all in agreement.

Anonymous said...

Please, I implore you, learn the diffence between “then” and “than” before representing yourself as a logical person. Please.

Anonymous said...

"There are two answers to this."

There is a 3rd answer. The decade plus experiment with the expensive for-profit focused contractors LANS and LLNS (LANSLLNS), has been an across the board colossal failure with respect to DOE mission objectives. Are you listening NNSA?

Anonymous said...

"Please, I implore you, learn the diffence between “then” and “than” before representing yourself as a logical person. Please."

A completely logical argument can have misspellings and even grammatical errors.

Anonymous said...

Just 2 years ago Bechtel and AECOM (URS was acquired by AECOM) "agreed to pay $125 million to resolve allegations that they charged the Department of Energy for materials and work that did not meet the exacting standards required for nuclear facilities...The settlement agreement also resolves allegations that Bechtel illegally used taxpayer dollars to lobby Congress for money for Bechtel’s work at the Hanford nuclear reservation north of Richland."

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article116759823.html

Anonymous said...

Unlikely to be a compelling argument if no one can stand to read it. Plus, the implied lack of fundamental education on the part of the poster casts his/her argument in doubt from the start.

Anonymous said...

"Unlikely to be a compelling argument if no one can stand to read it. Plus, the implied lack of fundamental education on the part of the poster casts his/her argument in doubt from the start."

Again this does not invalidate an argument. In fact to dismiss argument using this approach invokes two logical fallacies.

Anonymous said...

In fact to dismiss argument using this approach invokes two logical fallacies.

November 23, 2018 at 8:36 PM

So what? It is still dismissed. Is that what the poster wants? No one cares about your "logical fallacies." Your fallacy is in thinking they are important. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

"Your fallacy is in thinking they are important. Get over yourself."

Impressive, you invoke two fallacies just 11 words.

Ad Hominem Fallacy

Irrelevant conclusion.

I would add that you are also clearly wrong when you claim "no one cares about your" since you have demonstrated that at least one person cares.

Anonymous said...

Since Scooby deleted my last response (for no discernible reason, as usual), I'm done. Your narcissism and arrogance stands. (Yay Scooby!)

Julian Bentayeb said...

I delete comments that violate blog rules, period. If you don't agree, stay away .

Anonymous said...

Blogger Julian Bentayeb said...
I delete comments that violate blog rules, period. If you don't agree, stay away .

Appeal to authority, but than again you are in fact the authority.

Anonymous said...

Julian, you delete SOME comments that violate blog rules but you don't delete others. Sometimes you let offensive text through, like the insult at the end of 5:33 PM's post.

You failed an experiment I tried a while ago. I copied an offensive sentence from a blog post that you let through with one change, I made you the subject. You censured the post.

You claim that you only delete comments that violate blog rules just isn't true. You also delete comments that you don't like. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...


November 26, 2018 at 6:56 PM

It is his blog and he calls the shots.

What was wrong with the 5:33PM post? There is a difference between an insult and a suggestion. I think you are bit sensitive. Get over yourself ;)

Anonymous said...

Julian, you delete SOME comments that violate blog rules but you don't delete others. Sometimes you let offensive text through...

November 26, 2018 at 6:56 PM

So you think that everyone shares your definition of "offensive"? I'm offended by that opinion!

Anonymous said...

So you think that everyone shares your definition of "offensive"? I'm offended by that opinion!

November 27, 2018 at 6:06 PM

So what? It is still offensive. Is that what the poster wants? No one cares about you think is offensive. Your offense is in thinking what offends you is important. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

...and we have yet another thread about Julian. See the pattern? Anyone? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

So I guess any post that anyone thinks is offensive, for any reason, specified or not, should be deleted? PC gone wild. Yikes. What if I say that I'm sure I will be offended by every post on this blog? Will that shut the blog down?

Anonymous said...

I follow four or five blogs. I see little difference among them and this blog in how they are managed. Each has someone that "owns" the blog and tries to keep the blog on topic and civil. If someone disagrees with the management of a blog, do not participate. Go start your own blog.

Julian Bentayeb said...

There is a baseline list of offensive words I follow. I don't go by post ,rather by terms and phrases used.
If everything offends you ,you must be a very miserable person. I am sincerely hoping you are joking .

Anonymous said...


"...and we have yet another thread about Julian. See the pattern? Anyone? Anyone?",

November 29, 2018 at 1:08 AM

Yes, I see a patten, you attack someone who disagrees with you points of view, the person replies to your attack with logic, you then reply in return by insulting the person with words that violate the blog rules which gets removed. You then blame Julian for not allowing your post. So yes the threads leads to Julian, so indeed there is a pattern and it is one everyone sees but you. Think about the for bit.

Julian Bentayeb said...

I could not have connected the dots better! Thank you .

Anonymous said...

See if you can figure this out. A post that I thought offensive was allowed by Julian. When I reposted the exact same post with the only chage being that Julian was now the subject, Julian censured the post. So Julian now thought the post violated the rules when before he thought it ok. He was for it before he was against it. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Julian simply is not following the rules in a consistent way.

Anonymous said...

Not the case, 6:56 pm. What you don't know, and apparently didn't think to consider, is there is more than one person accusing Julian of inconsistent censureship in this thread.

Anonymous said...

November 29, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Even if this is true it is not a pattern not to mention that I am pretty sure that it did happen as you say since you kinda have a history of
not exactly being very accurate. But hey you can see the world the way you want.

"Not the case, 6:56 pm. What you don't know, and apparently didn't think to consider, is there is more than one person accusing Julian of inconsistent censureship in this thread."

I will invoke the Anna Krarenina argument, all happy posters are different but all unhappy posters are the same. In other words the pattern is the same, you guys post something that violates the rules, it does not get posted and you are unhappy. Everyone else posts something things that never get removed.

Anonymous said...

"Two former workers at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment Plant are accusing contractor Bechtel National in separate lawsuits of laying them off after they raised safety concerns..."

So a few supposedly bickering commenters have effectively drawn attention away from the original post topic. Hmm.

Anonymous said...

If everything offends you ,you must be a very miserable person. I am sincerely hoping you are joking .

November 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM

I guess the concepts of sarcasm and exaggeration to make a point are not in Julian's repertoire.

Anonymous said...

Good God....This thread is a testament as to how much this once good blog has rendered itself into the garbage dumpster of stupidity...

People...... politicians have destroyed the golden goose.... LLNL and LANL...

Its over, get used to the mediocrity of Bechtel and its politically entrenched deep state status...No one gives a crap anymore....The labs have been sold out by Bay Area politicians.

The once greatest think tanks that brought the first generation of innovation and grew out of WWII are dead and gone. NNSA is a joke.

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