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WBZ-TV (Boston) series focuses on the hazardous conditions created when asbestos is removed by careless handlers; finds public health is jeopardized at every stage, from removal through transportation, storage and disposal, Feb. 4-6, 1987.
KUSA-TV (Denver) series exposes public health hazards associated with a long-forgotten government research program dealing with radium; uses old government documents that show radium laboratories were set up on college campuses in the 1920's, leaving their locations contaminated hot spots--including some classrooms still in use, Nov. 6-15, 1985.
WCMH-TV (Columbus) randomly tests soft ice cream products from area stores and finds three quarters of their samples were contaminated and posed a public health danger, July 22-24, 1985.
KOCE-TV (Huntington Beach, Calif.) examines the effects of a local chemical spill and how public health considerations were ignored by state and local agencies, 1979.