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    WDTN-TV (Dayton) interviews eyewitnesses to determine that the derailment of a train carrying explosive chemicals may have been averted if a repair crew had finished rail repair before the train came through, Aug. 1, 1986.
  • My Toxic Neighbor

    WGN-TV (Chicago) investigates the effects of a pesticide plant's release of dioxins and other dangerous chemicals into the neighborhood, affecting residents and plant workers, September and October 1985.
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    WOKR-TV (Rochester, N.Y.) investigates a chemical distributorship scam that promises people the opportunity to make thousands of dollars delivering chemicals to area customers, October 1984.
  • Oil Recycling

    KOVR-TV (Sacramento) reports on widespread illegal dumping of hazardous waste by automotive firms that generate waste, then fail to register with the state; regulation is minimal; waste recycling companies are illegally handling chemicals, mixing them into recycled oil used on roads, 1984.
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    WFAA-TV (Dallas) airs series on some illegal practices of waste disposal companies: draining restaurant grease into city sewers, dumping it on private property and mixing it in hazardous chemicals; also discusses the failure of the city to regulate disposal of hazardous waste, 1983.
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    Sacramento Bee publishes series on toxic chemicals leaking into underground water systems around the country from abandoned dump sites on U.S. military bases; reporters found the Defense Department program for dealing with the problem inadequate, Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 1984.
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    Bucks County Courier Times discloses the existence of a 60-acre chemical landfill on the Delaware River banks and determines that although some of the chemicals threatened local drinking water, state and federal agencies took no action, October 1983.
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    Newsday does series on refuse disposal and the rising costs and health hazards associated with it; wasted metals and energy and poisonous chemicals leaking from dumps are possible results, 1978. Diamond NY pollution
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    San Jose (Calif.) Mercury-News reprint, "Clean Industry, Dirty Water," says toxic chemicals, primarily from high-technology industries, are endangering the water supply in Silicon Valley, July 1983.
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    Indianapolis Star series examines the inner workings of the Enviro-Chem hazardous waste recycling facility that was ordered closed, leaving behind 24,000 drums of toxic chemicals at one of the most dangerous waste sites in the country, May 1983.