Poison in the Water

Number 25583
Subject Water
Source WNCN
State North Carolina
Year 2012
Publication Date 10/25/2012
Summary “Poison in the Water” is a WNCN investigation that exposes how state government failed to warn families that the water they were drinking could be killing them. Through six weeks of research and digging through hundreds of FOIA documents, WNCN uncovered the source of the contamination in a Wake Forest, N.C. community and revealed state regulators ignored their own evidence of the danger. “Poison in the Water” held the powerful accountable and sparked calls for state legislative change. As a result, national groundwater advocate, Erin Brockovich, visited the Wake Forest families.
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Keywords water safety; government; water contamination; groundwater
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