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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.
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    WJHU-FM (Baltimore) reports on the contamination of soil and groundwater at the Savannah River nuclear weapons factory in South Carolina; reveals that the government contractors had covered up the problem, April 6, 1988.
  • Sewage Disposal Series - 5 part series

    WESH-TV (Orlando) airs series on the impact of sewage disposal on Florida's drinking water supply; finds septic tank and sewage treatment plant wastes often are improperly treated and spread, while state authorities lack resources to enforce the law, April 26-27 and Aug. 3-5, 1987.
  • "Seconds to Survive" 5-Part Series

    WLWT-TV (Cincinnati) airs series on problems with life preservers on airlines--they are difficult to use and many planes don't carry them though majority of flights in the country take off and land over water, Nov. 9-13, 1987.
  • Hazardous Business, ChemWaste in Jefferson County: Past, present, future

    Beaumont Enterprise publishes eight-part series chronicling the history of two hazardous waste disposal sites in Texas, both owned and operated by Chemical Waste Management, Inc., a company with a history of alleged noncompliance with regulations.
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    Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge) runs series on the effects of saltwater brine from oilfield operations that is being pumped into freshwater and coastal marshes; the marshes are being destroyed and officials are doing little to stop the practice, Dec. 28-30, 1987.
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    Milwaukee Journal reports that health-threatening levels of lead have been found in Milwaukee and its suburbs in tests of soil and water; series examines how the poison got there, what the dangers are and what can be done, June-December 1987.