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Georgia defense has slimmed down as Clemson draws near

...football coaches.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota asked the Defense Department inspector general and the civilian U.S. Office of Special Counsel on Wednesday to look into claims by a former Air Force criminal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/uga/2014-08-22/georgia-defense-has-slimmed-d
Ruben given last shot on downtown Augusta buildings

...department opened a case against Ruben on Sept. 24, when senior inspector Larry Lariscy cited her for the Bayou building at 904 Broad...rehabilitation or demolition."Among the violations the inspector listed were a cracked outside wall on the top floor, roof...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/ruben-given-last-shot-down
Nuclear Regulatory Commission names new Plant Vogtle inspector

...has named a new resident inspector for Plant Vogtle, according...Alen joins senior resident inspector Mike Cain at the commercial...was qualified as a reactor inspector in 2010.At least two resident inspectors are assigned to each operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-05/nuclear-regulatory-commissio
Defense attorney grills former peanut plant manager in trial linked to salmonella outbreak

...Bondurant also had Lightsey review audits predating the salmonella outbreak that showed the plant receiving high marks from inspectors and a box of what he said was nearly 4,000 lab reports, of which about a dozen tested positive for salmonella.Bondurant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-19/defense-attorney-grills-forme
Nuclear Regulatory Commission names new inspector to team at Plant Vogtle site

...release.Resident inspector Sarah Temple joins senior resident inspector Justin Fuller and resident inspectors Coleman Abbott and...served as a resident inspector at the Watts Bar...two NRC resident inspectors who conduct regular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/nrc-names-new-inspector-plan
FDA: Peanut plant linked to deaths took 5 days to disclose salmonella tests

...the plant's manager told inspectors during their first day at...over two years of records, inspectors found lab tests had confirmed...Parnell, had food safety inspector Janet Gray confirm that Lightsey...Tom Bondurant, asked if FDA inspectors felt pressure internally or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-07/fda-peanut-plant-linked-de
FDA agent: Peanut plant 'not fit' to produce food

...contaminants and didn't ensure a peanut roaster was hot enough to kill bacteria, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.Janet Gray, a food safety inspector for the Food and Drug Administration, was sent to investigate conditions at Peanut Corp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-06/fda-agent-peanut-plant-not-fi
Local veteran says VA contractor examinations not thorough enough

...QTC has been scrutinized for providing incomplete examinations. In 2005, 32 percent of VA disability raters surveyed in an inspector general review said 20 percent or more of QTC medical examinations should have been returned because they were not sufficient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-17/local-veteran-says-va-contra
Ripe for reform

...discipline six officials, whom it declined to name, and that only two of them could be fired.Remember, this is an agency whose inspector general found falsified wait times at 70 percent of its facilities.A wholesale house-cleaning might be just what the doctor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-17/ripe-reform
OSHA investigations can take months; Kellogg bakery fall in Augusta latest probe

...continue to investigate the June death of a longtime employee at south Augusta's Kellogg Bakery and it could take safety inspectors four to six months to determine if the company was at fault in the worker's fatal fall.The U.S. Occupational Safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-15/osha-cases-can-drag-augusta