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  • Lead Poisoning in Erie County and Buffalo

    Buffalo’s lead poisoning problem due to old housing stock and water utilities is getting out of hand. Investigative Post found that both the Erie County Water Authority and the Buffalo Water Board cut corners in their lead sampling programs for drinking water.
  • "Tainted Water"

    For more than 20 years, the harmful chemical perchlorate has seeped into San Bernardino County's groundwater. The seep is thought to have started at a local dump site; however, records about the site were lost in the late 1980s by "two state regulatory agencies." The problem wasn't reported again until 1997, but warnings were "dismissed" by the county. The site was "rediscovered" in 2001, but it wasn't until 2009 that the county got serious about stopping the chemical seep. It is estimated that the cleanup operation will be completed by 2013.
  • Banking on the Badge

    The Orange County Register exposes large pensions and incompetence of local public officials across agencies at a time when California is struggling to stay fiscally afloat.
  • 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.
  • Mismanagement at Water Board creates deficit of $2.3 million

    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin discovers mismanagement at the Providence Water Supply Board; uncollected bills dating back to 1980 had the Water Board in a cumulative deficit of $2.3 million, Nov. 6, 1988.