The New York Times is running a series called “Toxic Waters” on the breathtaking extent of water pollution in the United States and the astonishing indifference of our government to its toll of human misery. The link above is to the home page of the series, so you can go back to read subsequent instalments.
To quote the opening salvo:
Almost four decades after Congress passed the Clean Water Act, the rate of water pollution violations is rising steadily. In the past five years, companies and workplaces have violated pollution laws more than 500,000 times. But the vast majority of polluters have escaped punishment.
This will not be news to anyone who has read Chapter Four of Brace for Impact.