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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.
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    Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times article exposes New York State Fair director's practice of awarding lucrative concessionaire contracts and leases to friends and members of his family, July 5, 1984.
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    Free Press (Quakertown, Pa.) runs series on how state and federal programs designed to protect waterways from pollution are not working; series focuses on a Quakertown sewage treatment plant, Dec. 17 - 21, 1984.
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    Anniston Star article exposes local government's tampering with city growth projections to convince voters of need for bond issue for water system expansion, July 27, 1984.
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    New Orleans Gambit reports on soaring construction costs at Louisiana Power and Light Co.'s virtually completed Waterford III nuclear plant; investigates massive breakdowns in the safety and construction programs of several key contractors; also finds a concerted effort to hide problems from the public, 1983.