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Water pollution is not always evident to the naked eye. The damage "happens out of sight, underwater." This tipsheet provides a list of websites and databases that can "help track down polluters and show whether regulatory agencies are protecting the public and environment." Includes sites dealing with historic pollution such as sediment analysis and information on the cleanup of polluted sites, as well as sources for current pollution information through EPA and other databases. Several environmental groups to consult also provided.
Water pollution is a deceptive problem that hides beneath the surface. Stiffler gives tips for reporters on covering past pollution, current pollution and other ways to bring water pollution to light.
Mansur's tipsheet gives some suggestions to environmental reporters who are looking for a story idea or looking for a way to get the information they need.
Tips for environmental reporters, including water, air and land pollution. Seven-page handout relates Hayes' experience and collected wisdom on such issues as scentometers, water sampling, NPDES permits, hazardous waste dumps, SARA Title II (Toxic Release Inventory), ozone and more.