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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.
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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.