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(Goemann, 2015). I am fortunate to have city water, but there are neighbors and friends that dostill have homes that pull from well water and are no longer able to use the water in their homesto this day due to this coal ash spill. Duke Power has taken some culpability in this and isproviding bottled drinking water to these residents.ReferencesGoemann, E. (2015, Spring). Surveying the threat of groundwater contamination from coal ashponds.Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, 25(2), 427. Retrieved fromEBSCOhost databaseRE: Week 2 Disc 1Wendi Olson11/6/2016 1:40:14 PMTiffany,I discussed a similar event to the Flint, MI water crisis; chromium6 being dumped into drinkingwater was brought to light in 1993 when Erin Brockovich helped bring a law suit against PacificGas and Electric Company of California. Yet today we still find that chromium6 is in our drinkingwater. According to Andrews and Walker (2016) “the conflict over chromium6 is not over. A newEWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compoundcontaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states” (Para. 3). Tome, in these situations, monetary compensation is not enough for lives that are taken. It would benice to see those decision makers in the companies get further punishment such as time spentinteracting with the victims and their families by having to dedicate their free time to the facilitiesthat care for these people. Once they have spent time with the victims and their families, theyshould serve the rest of their lives in prison. I know this would never happen, but it would makethe money hungry company heads think twice before making poor decisions that can affectmillions of lives and take away lives.Wendi
1/24/2017Topic Print View(NEXT(73feebc963))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=9000009724309&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=A…16/45WendiAndrews, D., & Walker, B. (2016, September 20).'Erin Brocovich' Carcinogen in Tap Water ofMore Than 200 Million Americans. Retrieved November 2, 2016, from EWG(Environmental Working Group): ;tapwater?gclid=CMKXpbD3jNACFZE6gQodQgoOpARE: Week 2 Disc 1Sara Davis11/7/2016 10:11:15 AMI enjoyed your post. I absolutely agree that crimes harming a business are far second to thedevastating effects that can take place when a company harms a community or individuals. Youdid a great job of providing an example. Your post was thought provoking and informative.Thank you!RE: Week 2 Disc 1Iryna Hlushanok11/7/2016 1:42:54 PMHi Tiffany,You are making an excellent point. The problem is that corporations and the government are tiedtogether, which makes corporate corruption go out of control. Since corporations donate millionsof dollars into political parties, they pretty much do what the want and the government ignoresmany important issues that can carry a threat to the society in the future.