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    Deseret News (Salt Lake City) uncovers past germ-warfare testing by Utah-based Army researchers; the scientists spread chemicals in a toxic cloud over large sections of the eastern and midwestern United States, April 14, 1991.
  • ILL WIND

    Boston Herald surveys the state of Massachusetts to find what chemicals are released into the air, and finds large amounts of cancer-causing compounds are released by industries near densely populated areas.
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    In These Times (Chicago) investigates the mysterious death of a man who blew the whistle on an Eastern Kentucky hazardous waste disposal company he had worked for; the company had illegally buried tons of hazardous chemicals, July 10, 1991.
  • Air Carries Chemicals...

    Fresno Bee reports on the FDA's inability to protect consumers from pesticides in their food; inept laws, minimal fines or penalties, ineffective FDA labs contribute to multiple problems, Sept. 21, 1986.
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    Newsweek examines the environmental status of the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana, looking at the effects of chemicals, sewage, pesticides, toxins and sediments that make their way into the river, April 16, 1990.
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    Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.) discovers that the city of Fort Wayne has been doing a poor job in monitoring the level of chemicals being discharged by local companies into the sewer system; finds that fines to industrial violators have been non-existent, and that the city itself has been discharging illegal levels of chemicals into the sewer system, Nov. 27, 1990.
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    Birmingham (Ala.) News discovers that many of the lakes in Alabama contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals, including dioxin, and that the state's Department of Environmental Management knew of the pollution and had not made the information public, 1990.
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    North Shore Sunday (Danvers, Mass.) investigates the effectiveness of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and the compliance of 11 cities and towns north of Boston to that act; local officials are keeping citizens in the dark as to hazardous chemicals stored close by, Jan. 7, 1990.
  • Sewerage & Water Board Scandel

    WDSU-TV (New Orleans) documents that the Sewerage and Water Board was paying Joyce Chemicals four to five times more than they should have for chemicals; kickbacks were paid and ignored, November - December 1990.
  • Hazzardous Chemicals in the Workplace

    WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, Mich.) examines industrial chemical regulation; finds chemicals that pose health risks for workers, nearby residents and firefighters are not made public; one in five companies investigated did not file a material safety data sheet; local government can't afford to monitor companies, Jan. 23 - 31, 1990.