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  • Poison Water

    WABC-TV (New York) program titled "The Poison Water" discovers that unsuspected chemical dumping in a New Jersey community's water supply accounts for increased respiratory ailments and rare cancers, November 1980. (Supplement: Poisons in the Water: Reagan Administration and Toxic Dump Cleanup.) Tape
  • Hazardous Waste

    WSMV-TV (Nashville) airs series on all aspects of hazardous waste problem in Tennessee--illegal dumping, the culprits responsible for it, government failure to control the problem, water pollution, dioxin problem, 1983.
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    Sacramento Bee finds that high levels of selenium near federal water projects in the West have poisoned wildlife, livestock and people in 15 western states while the federal Bureau of Reclamation is ignoring the problem, Sept. 8 - 10, 1985.
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    Des Moines Register looks into the failure of a Des Moines commodity brokerage firm and the effect it may have on many Iowans, July 16, 1985.
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    Courier-Journal devotes a special section to an examination of indoor pollution in Kentucky and southern Indiana; the paper examines national studies and runs thousands of tests on indoor air, drinking water and food in homes and businesses across the region, Sept. 15, 1985.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine reports on the contamination of Kesterson Reservoir, and one scientist's struggle to have the problem cleaned up naturally by bioremediation; tells how high levels of selenium found at the reservoir were caused by irrigation waste waters; and explains how the government's first solution, to turn the reservoir into a toxic dump, was scrapped in favor of burying the contaminated soil under truckloads of dirt.
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    Farm Futures reports on how a new CEO created AGRI Industries out of a backwater farmer-owned cooperative and discusses the financial and legal problems that followed, December 1983.
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    Dallas Morning News runs special section on the future of water resources in Texas; topics include cities' water supplies and treatment systems, environmentalist/developer conflict over water policy, and water recovery in the Texas plains, Aug. 19, 1984.
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    United Press International runs series on how a large federal water project has resulted in the pollution of farmland and wildlife refuges in California's San Joaquin Valley, Aug. 13 - 17, 1984.
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    Sacramento Bee publishes series on toxic chemicals leaking into underground water systems around the country from abandoned dump sites on U.S. military bases; reporters found the Defense Department program for dealing with the problem inadequate, Sept. 30 - Oct. 5, 1984.