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Jolly offers whistleblower protection to any worker with info about St. Pete sewage spills



U.S. Rep. David Jolly has already asked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate St. Petersburg's sewer crisis.

Now he's offering to protect whistleblowers. One such whistleblower, Craven Askew, the Northeast plant operator, has already come forward with information about a 2014 study that warned against shuttering the Albert Whitted plant and questioning Mayor Rick Kriseman's statements about the health risks about a 58 million gallon spill in at the city's Northwest wastewater plant. 

Jolly told the Tampa Bay Times late Tuesday that he and Askew are working together from now on to root out 

Here is the statement: 

"Congressman David Jolly today is encouraging any city employees with information about the St. Petersburg sewage spills to come forward to his office for assistance with whistleblower protection. It is clear that the community will only benefit from greater transparency – transparency that may only be possible through increased employee protections.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:38pm]


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