Power plant operator’s lawyer says she is ‘deeply troubled’ by allegations of misconduct

Labadie, Ont.

— A woman who worked at the Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernoby, Ont., has filed a $1.9 million defamation lawsuit against a retired Ontario government bureaucrat.

Sarah Braid told The Canadian Press she was approached by a man who said she was going to be fired from her position.

She said she accepted and resigned from the post.

“I think I should have known better,” Braid said.

“It’s an absolutely ridiculous and outrageous situation to be in.”

Chernobys lawyer told the Toronto Star that she did not want to comment on the matter, but that her client is “deeply concerned” about allegations made against a former public servant.

In a statement, a spokesman for the Ontario government said: “The Ontario government does not comment on pending litigation.”

The Chernobyle Power Plant, owned by the Ontario Power Generation Authority, was decommissioned in February 2016.

It is the second-largest nuclear power plant in the province.