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Whistleblowing microbiologist wins unfair dismissal case against USGS

by Chemistry World | January 11, 2024
A microbiologist has won her case for unfair dismissal against a US federal agency after she blew the whistle on animal welfare and biosafety failures. The US Geological Survey (USGS) hired Evi Emmenegger as a fisheries microbiologist in 1994, and in 2006 promoted her to manager of the ...

Environmental concerns ground mercury-based satellite thrusters

by Chemistry World | April 8, 2022
But in 2018, Kevin Bell at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer), a US environmental organisation, was contacted by a space industry whistleblower. The insider told Bell that California-based Apollo Fusion had developed a new mercury-based thruster and was beginning ...

EPA accused again of compromising chemical safety assessments

by Chemistry World | August 18, 2021
“The US non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer), which represents the four EPA whistleblowers, says they are concerned that this ban on communication with other specialists is hampering safety assessments of new chemicals before they are rushed to market ...

CDC scientist George Luber seeking whistleblower protection

by Chemistry World | August 26, 2019
“George Luber alleges that the agency retaliated against him for speaking out on climate change and for raising concerns that it was shifting funds intended for climate change and health programmes to other areas. Represented by the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental ...
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