Summary: A worker at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is alleging that the plant knew the risks associated with highly radioactive water at the site but sent in crews without adequate protection. The plant experienced a nuclear meltdown last year, triggered by the major earthquake and tsunami. According to the whistleblower, the actions afterward led to radiation injuries.
Summary: A new report discusses the health and safety risks workers face at meat and poultry plants, particularly due to fast line speeds. GAP's Food Integrity Campaign explains why the report is further proof that USDA's proposed changes to poultry inspection, which would further increase line speeds, is flawed.
Summary: A recently unsealed whistleblower suit alleges Northwestern University in Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital defrauded the federal government by double-billing for certain patients. The suit was filed by a former employee who claims the school and hospital collected reimbursements from both Medicare and the National Institute of Health for the same patients.
Summary: The former head of security for Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts has filed a whistleblower suit against the school, alleging he was fired after disclosing the college’s failure to report sexual assault allegations as required by federal law.
Summary: Two Chicago police officers have filed a whistleblower suit, alleging they were told to disregard wrongdoing, and were retaliated against when they reported the wrongdoing to the FBI despite the warnings. The two whistleblowers, who had been working undercover in a housing complex to catch drug dealers, found that colleagues were framing innocent people.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.