TIMES BEACH MISSOURI
The real stories
A PERSONAL CHRONICLE ABOUT AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
If were not for Judy Piatt pushing local authorities into investigating what was killing her horses and sickening her children, the EPA probably would never have taken action in the first place. Piatt famously followed waste hauler Russel Bliss to Monsanto, a source of pollution the EPA would later ignore.
Piatt died of cancer soon after the publication of Killing Horses.
Her book is Killing Horses
Peter Phillips & Project Censored
THE YEARS TOP 25 CENSORED STORIES
Project Censored, a not for profit media watchdog concerned with media censorship releases an annual book.
Its release in 1999 included a story by Dr. Brian Tokar of the University of Vermont, "Monsanto: A Checkered History" which was originally included in an issue of the Ecologist, which was infamously shredded by its printer prior to distribution allegedly due to threat of lawsuit by Monsanto.
In the article, Tokar quotes Steve Taylor of TBAG about the central role of Monsanto in the Times Beach environmental disaster, involvement denied by the EPA.
In the article, Dr. Tokar writes, "The cover-up at Times Beach reached the highest levels in the Reagan Administration in Washington."
Censored 1999 can be found here.
THE DIOXIN WAR
TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT A PERFECT POISON
Robert Allen is a sub-editor of Ireland's The Sunday Times.
"Robert Allen reveals the attempts by the chemical industry, in collusion with regulatory and health authorities, to cover up the true impact of dioxin on human health."
His book is "The Dioxin Wars"
Robert Allen also wrote a story featuring some Times Beach Action Group for the Irish news paper Anphloblacht.