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  • Poison and the Pentagon

    WGBH-TV (Boston) documents the military's poor record of cleaning up its toxic wastes that have contaminated ground water around the country; reveals that the Navy, Army, and Air Force have completed cleanups on just a fraction of the 3,700 toxic sites identified so far, April 5, 1988.
  • Puppy Mills Investigation

    KCRA-TV (Sacramento) airs a four-part series detailing the abuse and neglect of dogs in the "puppy mills" of the Midwest; the breeding dogs were kept in inhumane, filthy cages and received inadequate food, water, and exercise.
  • The Big Thirst

    El Paso (Texas) Herald-Post exposes the depletion of international and interstate water resources, bureaucratic mismanagement and political corruption affecting the water supplies of El Paso and Juarez (Mexico); reveals the El Paso Public Service Board is operated as a developer-dominated city utility.
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    Intelligencer/Record (Doylestown, Pa.) discloses that a county water resources authority spent millions of dollars to fight the very project the authority had been commissioned to build; exposes the role of the bond trustee in authorizing the spending, Feb. 28 - March 6, 1988.
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    Daily Herald discovers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowed developers to file permit requests after they already had destroyed wetlands in violation of the 1972 Clean Water Act, Feb. 28 - 30, 1988.
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    Hartford Courant reveals that one of the state's largest defense contractors discharges polluted waste water into a potential drinking water supply, and dumps cans of poisonous chemicals into a landfill near a river used for recreation, April 10 - 19, 27 & July 16, 1988.
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    Sacramento Bee finds dangerously high levels of selenium in the food and water of rural residents in seven western states and in foods in supermarkets in eight cities across the United States, Dec. 4 - 5, 1988.
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    New York Post finds that George Bush's account of parachuting out of a Navy bomber is inaccurate; an eyewitness claims Bush may have abandoned two crewmen on the plane who were still alive, and who may have been saved had Bush tried a water landing, Aug. 2, 1988.
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    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) finds the St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewerage Commission violated state public bid laws; the commission repeatedly used the same contractor for no-bid work paving sidewalks for friends and allies of elected officials, July 24, 1988.
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    Amicus Journal investigates water pollution caused by Bethlehem Steel; finds Bethlehem is not unique in illegally dumping toxics into public waters; also discovers state and federal regulators are lax in enforcing laws to prevent dumping, February 1988.