Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Prisoners forced to drink arsenic-laced water
I have a piece up today for Inter Press Service about a California prison where more than 5,000 incarcerated men are being forced to drink water known to contain twice the legal limit of arsenic, a known carcinogen. Prison officials have known about the problem for more than five years but have done nothing more than publish a handful of memos wherein they claim to "anticipate" resolving the problem . . . someday.
Those two years of my life I spent as an environmental journalist in DC? Not wasted!
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