Diploma-buying control room worker's employer: "No comment"

Diploma-buying control room worker's employer: "No comment"

Borrowing a page from the Xcel Energy media playbook, Dominion Energy Spokesman Mark Kanz tells City Pages that his company has nothing to say about Duwayne Huss. (Huss is the guy we wrote about yesterday who reportedly owns a bogus diploma in nuclear engineering and who works in the control room of a nuclear power plant in eastern Wisconsin.)

This "no comment" extends to whether an internal investigation has been launched, whether Huss is still employed in the control room of the Kewaunee Power Station, and, if they could get away with it, we imagine, whether a person named Duwayne Huss actually exists.

While we don't pretend to have extensive training in the dark art of public relations, and at risk of sounding like a broken record, we have to say that this strikes us as fairly stupid.

When all evidence suggests that someone working in the control room of your nuclear power plant has a bogus degree in nuclear engineering, it seems prudent to look into the matter. And it seems equally prudent to inform the public that you are doing so.

In the meantime, we note that Finance and Commerce picked up the Duwayne Huss story yesterday (albeit without the whole working in a Wisconsin nuclear plant's control room angle) and that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blogged about it earlier this morning.

If and when we find out anything more, we'll be sure to share.

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