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    Milwaukee Journal reports on the causes of Wisconsin's serious water pollution problem; the report focuses on obvious abuses that are not enforced, Nov. 5 and 10, 1989.
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    Arizona Republic contracts its own study to investigate toxic chemical exposure; reports that toxics have been present in food and water supplies for at least 30 years, and the effects are just becoming apparent, Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 1989.
  • The New Gold Rush

    ABC News 20/20 investigates open-pit gold mining in Nevada; although existing laws require companies to fill the pits, the laws are not enforced; includes reports of cyanide-polluted water supplies; the reporters discovered all chemicals used in mining--including cyanide--are exempt from federal toxic waste laws, June 23, 1989.
  • Cracks in the System

    WSTM-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.) exposes an environmental organization allegedly receiving contributions from corporate polluters as a part of settlements, which is an abuse of the Clean Water Act, June 26 - 28, 1989.
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    Wall Street Journal's eight-part series on food safety investigates the case of cyanide-tainted Chilean grapes; unsanitary meat processing plants; U.S. Department of Agriculture's flawed plan to let meatpackers speed up their slaughterhouse operations; gaps in the nation's milk-monitoring programs that allow veterinary drugs and other contaminants to go undetected; the bootleg shellfish industry, which harvests from sewage-contaminated waters and may be spreading hepatitis and food poisoning; inadequate border inspection programs; flaws in the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. costing taxpayers millions of dollars; and lack of safety regulation that costs farmers their health and sometimes their lives, February - November 1989.
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    Dayton Daily News investigates cities and industries that illegally pour millions of gallons of sewage and sludge into the Great Miami River; although nearly 200 cities and industries have permits to pollute, most violate permit regulations, July 1989.
  • Kill Zone

    KARK-TV (Little Rock) discovers the wreckage from a chemical train derailment has never been cleaned up in the ten years since the accident; the tanker cars are still sitting where they derailed, and are still full of dangerous chemicals; the leakage from the wreck was polluting area water systems, Feb. 25 - 26, 1988.
  • ZZZZ Best restoration Scams

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) documents how a 21 - year - old man tricked banks and his auditors into believing his company had obtained million-dollar contracts to restore water-damaged buildings, but neither the contracts nor the buildings existed, Jan. 13, 1988.

    WBZ-TV (Boston) follows the path of lobster fished out of the dirty waters of Boston Harbor; checks the veracity of retailer's statements denying they sell lobsters from the harbor, Aug. 31, 1988.
  • "Lead Alert"

    WWOR-TV (Secaucus, N.J.) finds 75 percent of the schools the station tested in New York and New Jersey had dangerously high levels of lead in drinking water; also discovers hazardous lead paint in more than 30,000 New York City classrooms, Feb. 22 - 24, 1988.