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    Plutonium Violations

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    Silkwood Patti Maisner Kaplan University Introduction Karen Silkwood, in her twenty’s, worked for Kerr-McGee Corporation in the state of Oklahoma in the field of metallurgy. She worked with plutonium (a radioactive metal) at her job and noticed after a time of employment, that things were not being correctly, in terms of protecting the workers. She tried to change and implement safety procedures to ensure worker protection, but instead was seen as a ‘whistle blower’. Because of her actions, although nothing has been distinctly proven, she was purposely contaminated and run off the road while she was driving. Not only did she witness blatant violations that would cause harm to the environment, she documented violations…

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    Kerr Mcgee Case Study

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    Business begins with value creation. It is purpose of the business origination to create and deliver the value. The companies who ignore this most important aspect of business, suffer from making losses or losing stakeholders. Let’s discuss the case of Kerr-Mcgee Corporation, which was formed in 1929. Their mission statement is as follows: “Create value for shareholders through the energy business”. In 2006, Kerr-Mcgee was acquired by Anadarko Petroleum, a company which was concern not only…

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