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Resource ID: #12856
Subject: Environment
Source: WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.)



This investigation revealed that for seven years, a northern Virginia county government had been illegally storing and possibley even dumping hazardous waste right in the middle of a busy residential area. Neither the neighborhood nor the workers handling the material had any ida the danger they may have been in. WJLA-TV's investigation revealed in 1992 three contract workers died using the very same chemical to clean county sewage tanks, yet no precautions were taken to detect or prevent a similar tragedy in other departments. (Feb. 27 - 29 & Nov. 22, 1995)

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