Worst Water Contamination Coverups in U.S. History

Contaminated water is bad news for cities, unless nobody knows about it. This post from Good looks at some of the most notorious water contamination cover ups in recent U.S. history.

From lead to benzene to toxic solvents, pollution of water can be extremely dangerous or deadly. But not doing anything about it can be just as bad. The federal government's recent about-face on the contamination of water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune highlights the issue.

This piece looks at contamination cases ranging from the 1800 to today, from New York to California.

Full Story: Paging Erin Brockovich

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Worst Water Contamination Coverups in U.S. History

gmhendo

rc usmc nam (see his/her posting July 20) is right! How come we are not pursuing the individuals who commit pollution crimes? They are crimes against humanity in many cases. We can't go out and shoot someone dead - so why can we go and poison generations?
Dr Hanson's post, also July 20 is a difficult to fathom. Somehow I would expect a more incisive comment from a doctor, unless there is a typo and the "dr" refers to the writers initials...

Most of the postings protest that these events are bad, but are really saying "tut-tut" and not addressing the individuals that actually cause these things to happen. A corporation can do very little crime in itself until a human action takes place. So make the human start paying, remove his assets and his liberty and you will see a big shift in corporate attitude to pollution.

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