Nuclear whistleblower wins compensation

A man who lost his job after raising questions about safety at the Petten experimental nuclear plant has been awarded €200,000 in compensation, news agency ANP reports on Friday.

Paul Schaap had demanded €800,000 for lost income and pension rights after he was sacked for publishing a document listing problems at the plant in 2001.
Last week it emerged that Ad Bos, who went public with a major corruption and fraud scandal centering on the construction trade in the 1990s, had also been given compensation by the government.
Bos lost his job and home after the scandal broke and was living in a caravan.