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PRISON COMPUTER RECYCLING PUT STAFF AND INMATES AT RISK

High Toxic Levels at Three Federal Prisons but Lack of Records Masks Health Effect

$100 MILLION STILL OWED FROM EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

U.S. and Alaska Fail to Collect $92 Million Damage Claim Filed Back in 2006

PROBE DEMANDED INTO SHUTDOWN OF BP ALASKA OIL SPILL CASE

Senior EPA Agent Charges Criminal Investigation Truncated and Fines Slashed

PRISON STAFF AND INMATES EXPOSED IN COMPUTER RECYCLING PLANT

No Anti-Contamination Safeguards in Place for Years at Federal Penitentiary in Ohio

EXCESSIVE HEAVY METAL LEVELS FOUND IN FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRY

Health Officials Urge Immediate Closure of Electronics Recycling in Ohio Facility

“PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR” SAYS HIS WARNINGS WERE IN VAIN

Dangers of Toxic Prison Computer Recycling Operations Continue Unabated

JUSTICE PROBE OF PRISON COMPUTER RECYCLING OPERATIONS

Inspector General to Investigate Health Risks and Failure to Acknowledge Hazards

PRISON WHISTLEBLOWER CHARGES OF TOXIC EXPOSURE VALIDATED

Bush Appointee Demands “Independent” Probe of Prison Computer Recycling Plants

FEDERAL PRISONS ADMIT TOXIC EXPOSURE OF STAFF & INMATES

Discipline of Officials Promised for Ignoring Computer Recycling Safety Warnings

PRISON WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIFIES

Last Day Of Hearing For Toxic Computer Recycling Program



White Papers Uneven JusticeEnvironmental Prosecutions in the Clinton Administration and U.S. Attorney Environmental Report Card (December 1998)
According to an analysis of federal records, prosecution of environmental crimes has sharply fallen during the Clinton Administration. Comparing statistics from a three year period in the Bush Administration (1989-91) with a similar period in the Clinton Administration (1994-96; the last years for which data is available), this review shows dramatic declines in criminal referrals, prosecutions and convictions. more >>