Associated Press: Hanford Nuclear Tank in Washington is Leaking Liquids
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that the Hanford Nuclear site, the most contaminated in the US, is leaking radioactive waste. This puts an enormous amount of pressure on both federal and state officials to resolve an environmental problem that GAP spin-off Hanford Challenge (and GAP) have been working on for decades.
Hanford Challenge issued this press release after the announcement was made. Numerous outlets quoted the watchdog group’s call for congressional intervention at the nuclear site.
The Hanford site was the focus of a recent American Whistleblower Tour stop at Whitman College, where former Hanford worker and whistleblower Walt Tamosaitis spoke with students about the unethical and illegal practices taking place at the nuclear site. A video previewing the Whitman College tour stop can be viewed here.
Key Quote: "We're out of time, obviously. These tanks are starting to fail now," said Tom Carpenter of the Hanford watchdog group Hanford Challenge. "We've got a problem. This is big."
Related Articles: Northwest News Network, CBC, Seattle King 5
New Egyptian Law May Provide Former World Bank Managing Director the Exit He Needs
A new law passed in Egypt will allow businessmen – even those who fled the country to escape corruption charges – to more easily settle their financial disputes. This may come as a relief to Mahmoud Mohieldin, the World Bank official who was involved in the shady mismanagement of multiple public-to-private financial deals at great cost to the country.
This is the latest blog post in a GAP series investigating Mohieldin's role in such dealings.
Safe Limits on High Fructose Corn Syrup in Soft Drinks Demanded
The Center for Science in the Public Interest and other groups have petitioned the FDA to set safe limits for high fructose corn syrup and other added sugars in soft drinks. Former GAP client and whistleblower Renee Dufault said the petition is a step in the right direction but points out how HFCS impacts the body very differently than regular sugar.
Watch video of her recent presentation on HFCS at the GAP office.
Avalanche Journal: Judge Allows Whistleblower Plaintiffs to Remain in American Commercial Colleges Lawsuit
Directors of two different American Commercial College campuses in Texas will remain as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the school, a federal judge has ruled. The directors filed the original lawsuit in July 2010 alleging falsification of financial and academic records. The federal government has since intervened in the case.
Huffington Post: When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators – Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN
Former UN Police Task Force officer for post-war Bosnia and sexual harassment whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac, subject of the popular film The Whistleblower, recently returned to UN headquarters in New York City to introduce her book of the same name. Bolkovac lost her job after speaking out against the rampant cases of sexual assault carried out by peacekeeping officials.
The Telegraph: The State Versus the Whistleblower
The state of Great Britain’s democracy is at stake as both the press and National Health Service whistleblowers acknowledge their own lack of freedom operating in environments where transparency and accountability are strongly discouraged.
The Examiner: San Francisco Doctor in Laguna Honda Hospital Whistleblower Lawsuit Set to Cash In
A former San Francisco doctor who blew the whistle on alleged hospital mismanagement is close to receiving a $750,000 settlement from the city.
Jack Davis is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.