Down and Dirty

Number 6293
Subject Pollution
Source WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)
State Tennessee
Year 1988
Publication Date Week of May 2
Summary WSMV-TV (Nashville) "found children wading through sewage-filled creeks and a river bank covered with sewage sludge. The people who ran Nashville's sewer department ignored the problem because they were able to avoid environmental fines and penalties by using a special loop-hole." The investigation discovers "billions of gallons of Nashville's sewage was being bypassed into creeks and ditches and rivers in the city. Sewer operators were kicking out sewage anywhere, to keep incoming sewage away from the overloaded and outmoded treatment plant."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 5
Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT Environment Protection Agency EPA Department of Health
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