Ex-FirstEnergy Engineer Avoids Jail Time For Lying To NRC

Feb 6, 2009 Full story: money.cnn.com

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A former nuclear engineer at a FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) unit avoided a jail sentence Friday for lying to federal regulators about the safety of an Ohio nuclear-power station.

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Algernon Sidney

Lakewood, OH

#1 Feb 7, 2009
He never even spoke to a federal regulatory agency, so his conviction was a fraud.

Neshanic Station, NJ

#2 Feb 7, 2009
Maybe they should stop using pineapples as a moderator... then they would stop having holes magically appear in their reactors.

Decatur, GA

#3 Feb 9, 2009
So federales (for whatever reason) chose to blame some small fry for this fiasco (the alternative would have been to have the politically-connected big cheeses do the perp walk).

The judge sees the BS and allows the small-fry to walk away with a wrist-slap. U don't come dis'respecting da judge in his house!

And this, mes amis, is why SS "tUSofA" sails on, there's plenty of good to match the bad.

Since: Jan 09

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 10, 2009
The System Engineer gets blamed again. If it was like refueling outages I'be been through, the Outage Managers call the shots regardless of what the engineers are telling them about the condition of the equipment. Outage Management just wants the outage completed in the shortest time regardless if everything is fixed and safe to run full cycle. Many of the top dogs have a big bonus riding on meeting the schedule. I've seen it too many times at different sites in the nation.

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