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    The Patriot (Harrisburg, Pa.) alerts New York City residents to a cover-up by city officials of threats to contaminate the city's water supply with plutonium; evidence collected from water pipes showed that, though below dangerous levels, there was plutonium in New York's water system.
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    Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) publishes special section on water pollution problems in northeast Pennsylvania following the leakage of sewage into the area's water supply that led to 400 cases of giardiasis; coverage includes state regulatory inadequacies, poor planning by water and sewage officials.
  • Patient Dies after water therapy

    Kansas City Star investigates policies that led to death-by-therapy for a retarded patient at a Missouri state mental hospital; she died after being forced to drink mass quantities of water, an unauthorized behavior-modification technique aimed at curing her of her compulsion to drink water.
  • Radioactive Contamination of Idaho's Snake River Aquifer

    Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune found federal agencies had been dumping large volumes of low-level radioactive liquid waste into the Snake River Aquifer, Idaho's main water table; a subsequent probe exposed major accidental spills
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    Washington Star articles explain how the Arlington railroad yards are ill-equipped to handle hazardous waste accidents because of lack of water; yet the yards handle hazardous chemical traffic daily.
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    Savannah Morning News does series of articles on the threat posed by uncontrolled industrial and agricultural expansion to the city water supply.
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    The News (Snyder, Texas) investigaties Browning-Ferris Industries. The company disposed lethal doses of cyanide and nitrobenzene into sludge from settling pits and delivered the sludge as a road base and resurfacing material to developers and builders. Residents living near the roads say they are ill from the fumes.
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    Clearwater Sun runs article on the misuse of Klan funds by David Duke the national leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
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    News-American (Baltimore) finds poor safety monitoring and lack of communication on the part of officials in the city's water department after fluoride spill contaminated city water supply; some kidney patients died after dialysis at clinic where tainted water was used.
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    Insight magazine looks at water usage in the Southwest, finding many factors that contribute to the problem of scarce supply.