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The report indicated radiation levels at 13.9 millirems per hour where the buckets were stored, and 800 per hour on contact with the ore.
Just five feet from the buckets, there was a zero reading.
According to court records, he began calling for action to prevent falls after a series of accidents in 2016. He turned to the Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that protects whistleblowers, and his termination .
Davis stressed that a recent review of the building in question uncovered only background radiation, which is natural in the area and is safe."There is no current risk to the park employees or public," Davis said. Reached by phone at the South Rim, Stephenson said his only concern is the safety of everyone who spent time in a danger zone, and he alerted them only after failing for eight months to get park officials to act."I've never seen anything like this in my life," he said.
"If you were in the Museum Collections Building (2C) between the year 2000 and June 18, 2018, you were 'exposed' to uranium by OSHA's definition," Stephenson wrote.
"The radiation readings, at first blush, exceeds (.
Stephenson said the uranium exposure saga developed while he was pursuing a racial-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity office. He said high-level officials in the Park Service developed a "secrecy pact" to conceal radiation exposure data despite his insistence that a "Right to Know" law mandates public disclosure."My first interest is the safety of the workers and the people," he added.
Stephenson eventually obtained a report submitted by the Park Service's regional safety manager, confirming the area was "positive for radioactivity above background" and showing high levels near the taxidermy area.