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  • Mismanagement at Water Board creates deficit of $2.3 million

    Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin discovers mismanagement at the Providence Water Supply Board; uncollected bills dating back to 1980 had the Water Board in a cumulative deficit of $2.3 million, Nov. 6, 1988.
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    Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News looks at the problem of contamination of ground water in western Virginia from old industrial waste dumps, leaking underground gas tanks and failing septic systems, Feb. 21, 1987.
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    The Citizen (Auburn, N.Y.) article reveals the county Democratic Party chairman worked for a local pipe supply company that did business with the city while he was working for the city water department, Oct. 11, 1987.
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    Kansas City Times publishes a special report on water pollution, focusing on the dilemmas of small towns and individual families whose chemical use is part of their livelihood, September 1986.
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    The Progressive investigates illegal discharges of carcinogenic chemicals into public waters at Oklahoma City's Tinker Air Force Base, December 1986.
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    Solares Hill (Key West, Fla.) reports on the Key West Development Agency, which gave a controversial 99-year lease to a development company for millions of dollars a year less than the waterfront property was valued at, October 1985-May 1986.
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    Waterloo (Iowa) Courier examines the open heart surgery program at a local hospital, which suffered an excessive number of deaths due to competing surgeons who took on patients too old or too ill to survive the operation, July 27-29, 1986.
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    Washington Post discovers excessive dumping of toxic chemicals into Chesapeake Bay by private industries, military bases and municipal sewage treatment plants, despite the legislative protection of the 1972 Clean Water Act, June 1, 1987.
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    Des Moines Register publishes series on relation of pesticide use to groundwater contamination; experts say the problem is more serious than commonly believed, May 4-11, 1986.
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    Courier-Journal reporter goes down the controversial new Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway on a coal barge; article discusses whether the expensive project will live up to its potential as a quick shipping route to the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 29, 1985.