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    Asbury Park Press series traces illegal "bootleg" clamming network, which takes clams from polluted waters closed to clamming by the state; examines inadequacies of state enforcement, October 1983.
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    Reason magazine reports on Garrison Diversion Unit, a $1.2 billion irrigation project in North Dakota that after 20 years has yet to pump a drop of water; an interesting coalition of groups may save the project, January 1985.
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    Orange County (Calif.) Register series examines future of southern California's water supply and the politics that affect it, December 1984.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian finds Bay Area Rapid Transit's Berkeley Hills Tunnel a disaster waiting to happen; BART has made dangerously inadequate preparations to deal with fires in underground and underwater sections; officials deny any problem exists, September 1982.
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    New York Times articles find a Connecticut company intentionally and secretly deposited vast amounts of dangerous chemicals over a period of years into Waterbury's water and soil, October 1982.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian details how reports of California's water shortage crisis are misleading; finds the state has plenty of water, but it's being badly mismanaged; while urban consumers are forced to cut back on water use, large agricultural companies get lots of water and waste much of it, Sept. 7, 1988.
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    Des Moines Register study of impact of agriculture on the environment indicates that ecological crisis may be brewing; one of the leading causes of water pollution, agriculture is destroying much of U.S. soil, September 1978.
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    California Journal runs article on political battles over agricultural pesticides and their effect on California drinking water, May 1983.
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    Kansas City Times series, "The Next American Crisis," looks at chaotic management of water in the United States, May 1981.
  • Monsanto's Bottomless Pits

    Springfield (Mass.) Valley Advocate runs article on continuing contamination of groundwater and the Connecticut River as a result of Monsanto's dumping of chemical wastes. (Supplement: Contamination of Ground Water by Toxic Organic Chemicals--Council on Environmental Quality, January 1981.)