Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Journal Staff Writer
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee says he was fired after less than a year on the job for raising concerns about toxic chemical storage and inadequate safety procedures.
In one case, a procedural lapse "probably contributed to permanent medical injury," according to a lawsuit filed initially in state District Court and recently transferred to federal court.
Dr. Douglas J. Chadbourne, who was an occupational medicine physician at the lab, is suing LANL and his supervisors for "retaliatory conduct" in violation of his civil rights.