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  Toxic law? Chemical pollution and the EPA

Need to Know takes a look at a small town plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and the regulatory system some say has failed its residents.


  Safety matters: Injuries and fatalities at ‘model’ workplaces

State and federal regulators have deemed that about 2,400 work sites across the country have exemplary health and safety programs. Many of these sites are part of a special program that allows them an exemption from OSHA’s regular inspections. But a recent Center for Public Integrity/iWatch News investigation found that there have been at least 80 fatalities over the last decade at dozens of VPP sites, and yet the majority have remained in the program. Need to Know takes an in-depth look.


  Drugs in the system: Foster children and antipsychotic medication

Foster children are some of the most medicated children in the nation. Need to Know provides an update to our investigation into the use of powerful antipsychotics in our foster care systems.


  Home sick: Alleged ill effects from Chinese drywall

Need to Know examines the harmful effects of allegedly tainted drywall manufactured in China and the legal frustrations consumers encounter when trying to sue foreign manufacturers for damages.


  Financial scandal in the California National Guard

As much as $100 million in taxpayer money may have been improperly or illegally paid out to undeserving Guard members in the form of cash bonuses or loan repayments.


Natural gas explosion in Philadelphia kills worker

The incident is just the latest in a series of pipeline disasters across the country.


  Invisible lines: The dangers of natural gas pipelines

Need to Know presents the work of Brett Shipp, an award-winning reporter for WFAA in Dallas, who investigated the cause of a fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in June.


  Mixed signals: Why is the USDA promoting nutrition and pushing cheese?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the business of getting Americans to eat healthier food. But it’s also in the business of promoting the excessive consumption of cheese.


Fallout continues for Alaska native corporations

This week, the federal government suspended two more companies as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged abuses of a federal contracting program.

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