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  • (Untitled)

    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.
  • (Untitled)

    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.
  • (Untitled)

    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.
  • (Untitled)

    Wall Street Journal investigates the dealings of a West German company that sells heavy water, used in producing plutonium; finds the company is delivering the heavy water to India, South Africa, Israel, Pakistan, and Argentina, violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Jan. 3, 1989.
  • "Inside Bridgewater"

    WCVB-TV (Boston) gets access to the Massachusetts State Hospital for the Criminally Insane after the deaths of five patients in six months; finds facility understaffed, underfunded and mismanaged, neglecting patients' treatment needs, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 1987.
  • "A DEATH IN THE DIALYSIS UNIT" TUCSON VA HOSPITAL INVESTIGATION

    KGUN-TV (Tucson) looks into allegations of mismanagement at Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital's dialysis unit, where one patient died and others became ill, possibly from contaminated water in the system, 1987.
  • Pesticides

    ABC News report on pesticides finds while almost half of all Americans get their drinking water from wells, little is known about the health risks of the increasing quantities of pesticide residue turning up in those wells, June 23, 1987.