Summary: GAP client and NSA whistleblower Bill Binney talked to The Story last week about his efforts to blow the whistle on post-9/11 NSA surveillance. According to Binney, and fellow whistleblower Kirk Wiebe, the agency is intercepting and storing massive amounts of data on US citizens.
Summary: A large tank used to store radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear site is leaking into its outer wall, raising concerns about long-term storage.
Hanford nuclear site whistleblower Walt Tamosaitis has been raising safety concerns for years. He will be talking about these concerns, along with Hanford Challenge Program Coordinator Liz Mattson and American Whistleblower Tour Director Dana Gold, at the tour stop in Whitman College Nov. 29.
Summary: GAP's Canadian counterpart, Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (FAIR), released a report yesterday analyzing the proposed whistleblower protection legislation in Alberta. According to the report, the legislation works to protect the government from harmful disclosures more than it protects whistleblowers or the public interest. Click here to read the report.
Summary: A small Florida pharmacy is receiving a $23 million whistleblower reward from a recent False Claims Act settlement over allegations Par Pharmaceuticals inflated drug prices and overcharged Medicaid. This isn’t the first whistleblower suit the pharmacy has filed, having uncovered more than $2.5 billion in fraud since 2000.
Summary: TransCanada pipelines will be the subject of a major audit by the Canadian regulator, the National Energy Board. The audit was prompted by a whistleblower, who revealed substandard inspection and welding practices at the company.
Summary: A youth charity in the UK fired a whistleblower who revealed alleged fraud by a colleague. Now, an employment tribunal found that she was wrongfully dismissed for making a “protected disclosure.”
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.