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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.
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    Bucks County Courier Times discloses the existence of a 60-acre chemical landfill on the Delaware River banks and determines that although some of the chemicals threatened local drinking water, state and federal agencies took no action, October 1983.
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    Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier shows thousands of dollars of federal funds were fraudulently diverted to private use by tribal officials at the Mesquakie Settlement at Tama, Iowa; accountability for those funds was virtually non-existent, February - June 1983.
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    Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) investigation reveals two nuclear reactors heating up a lake in violation of state standards, two counties putting partially treated sewage in a river and three local governments failing to protect state waters, February - August 1983.
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    San Jose (Calif.) Mercury-News reprint, "Clean Industry, Dirty Water," says toxic chemicals, primarily from high-technology industries, are endangering the water supply in Silicon Valley, July 1983.
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    Denver Post series examines irrigation in the area of the Ogallala aquifer (High Plains region) and changes the aquifer is undergoing due to water scarcity and the high cost of energy to pump it; water in the aquifer is dropping at an alarming rate, 1979.
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    News-Star-World (Monroe, La.) investigation into an accidental death at E.S. Conway Memorial Hospital reveals numerous hospital problems, including malfunctioning water filters in the dialysis unit that caused 15 deaths, 10 - hour waits at the emergency room and more, all primarily due to the building and the budget, May 1982.