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  • Hazardous Waste Well

    Tulsa World reports on Oklahoma's only commercial hazardous waste well; the well has a history of violations and groundwater contamination.
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    L.A. Weekly does a lengthy investigation of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and finds it was serving many of its customers water that exceeded California guidelines for a suspected human carcinogen; DWP officials never made the problem public.
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    Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge) runs a comprehensive analysis of the Louisiana petrochemical industry and its impact on the environment; finds inadequacies in environmental protection on every front--air, water, transportation and hazardous waste disposal.
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    Waterloo (Iowa) Courier reports that the LaBounty dump, which was closed nine years ago, is releasing poison into the Cedar River and underground water supplies.
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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.