Whistleblower alleges wrongdoing at James River site

A whistleblower alleged that he observed “unethical” practices during recent archeological work at the location where Louisa County hopes to build a water pump station near the banks of the James River.

In a statement sent to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Eric Mai said he participated in an archeological dig at the site from May 2017 to January 2018 while employed by Circa Cultural Resource Management. He said Circa hired inexperienced staff, used minimal technology to save money and reported misleading information about the artifacts that were found. 

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