July 9, 2021

Dissenter Weekly: EPA Scientists Expose Tampered Chemical Risk Assessments

Plus, appeal granted by the UK High Court in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host Kevin Gosztola goes through whistleblower stories from the week of July 8, 2021.

The show starts with coverage of four EPA scientists who exposed how the agency is tampering with risk assessments for chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or neurological effects.

Toward the end of the broadcast, we cover the U.K. High Court of Justice's decision to grant the United States government an appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.


This Week's Stories


EPA Scientists Expose Tampering Of Chemical Risk Assessments

Four scientists within the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) faced pressure to "minimize or remove evidence of potential adverse effects of the chemicals, including neurological effects, birth defects, and cancer," according to journalist Sharon Lerner.  (Source)

HHS Whistleblowers: Fire And Water Damage Repair Company Hired For Migrant Child Care

Two Health and Human Services whistleblowers who were temporarily assigned to work at Fort Bliss, where undocumented immigrant children have been warehoused, exposed the fact that the contractor hired to supervise children is not in the business of child care. (Source)

Three Workplace Cases Resolved By OSHA In Favor Of The Whistleblower

Whistleblower Network News highlighted these three workplace whistleblower cases that were resolved by an agency of the U.S. Labor Department. (Source)

Croatia Overturns Extradition Request For Oil Industry Whistleblower

The Croatia justice minister overturned an extradition decision against British oil industry whistleblower Jonathan Taylor, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom. He has been trapped in Croatia facing extradition to Monaco for around a year. (Source)

Assange Update: British High Court Grants US Appeal On Limited Grounds

As reported on at The Dissenter, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom decided to allow the U.S. government's appeal in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Source)