We have to ask ourselves if TVA willfully violates safety regulations for their own employees and then illegally fires the people who alert us to the danger, what does TVA care about the safety of the rest of us?

In a letter to TVA made public Tuesday, the head of regulatory enforcement at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said TVA violated whistleblower protections for nuclear workers by disciplining and then dismissing the nuclear engineers who worked on programs at the Sequoyah and Watts Bar nuclear power plants. George A. Wilson, director the NRC's Office of Enforcement, said "the actions taken against (by TVA) these former employees were in apparent violations (of NRC safety standards) and the apparent violations were willful" and "are being considered for escalated enforcement action," which could include a civil penalty against TVA.

I wonder what "civil penalty" means? TVA isn't a person, it is a bunch of persons. Someone is responsible. Whoever that is deserves firing and other civil penalties, and TVA must show that it has taken actions to prevent a repeat of any retribution against whistlblowers.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.