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  • Central States Waterproofing

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) airs series on a company that uses phony inspections and false claims to convince people that the basements of their homes need expensive waterproofing and then applies a phony treatment at ridiculously expensive prices, Nov. 9 - 13, 1981.
  • Muddy Waters Run Deep

    WTAJ-TV (Altoona, Pa.) shows conflicts of interests mar flood recovery program of that devastated community; five members of city's redevelopment authority are suspended for misappropriation of funds, May 1982.
  • Watergate: An Untold Story

    ABC News 20/20 interviews key members of the Watergate trial grand jury 10 years later; despite a straw vote in which 19 people unanimously voted for an indictment of Richard Nixon, he was not: includes interviews with Leon Jaworski, the special prosecutor who opposed a Nixon indictment, and Judge John Sirica, who believes Nixon should have been indicted, June 17, 1982.
  • "OZARKS WATER"

    KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.) series exposes plans by Arkansas's Department of Pollution Control and Ecology to lower what environmentalists call one of the state's most critical water pollution standards, Nov. 25-27, 1981. TAPE
  • Toxic Time Bomb

    WCBS-TV (New York) reports that chemical dumpers, many of whom have previously been sentenced to jail and fined for illegal activities, continue to pollute New Jersey's water supply, 1979. Tape
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    KGBT-TV (Harlingen, Texas) finds that community's water system has high levels of DDT and other pesticides; officials knew of health hazards but kept information from the public, 1981. (script only)
  • 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.