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Whistleblower says St. Pete knew closing Albert Whitted could cause overflows

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The chief plant operator at one of St. Petersburg’s sewage plants says city officials knew that closing the Albert Whitted plant before improvements were made at another facility could cause overflows during heavy rains. Federal law protects workers who have whistleblower status from being retaliated against by firing or other adverse employment actions when the employee reports serious violations. Craven Askew said he was claiming whistleblower status because “public safety and the environment is suspected to be possibly in danger…

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