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(Goemann, 2015). I am fortunate to have city water, but there are neighbors and friends that do still have homes that pull from well water and are no longer able to use the water in their homes to this day due to this coal ash spill. Duke Power has taken some culpability in this and is providing bottled drinking water to these residents. References Goemann, E. (2015, Spring). Surveying the threat of groundwater contamination from coal ash ponds. Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, 25 (2), 427. Retrieved from EBSCOhost database RE: Week 2 Disc 1 Wendi Olson 11/6/2016 1:40:14 PM Tiffany, I discussed a similar event to the Flint, MI water crisis; chromium­6 being dumped into drinking water was brought to light in 1993 when Erin Brockovich helped bring a law suit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California. Yet today we still find that chromium­6 is in our drinking water. According to Andrews and Walker (2016) “the conflict over chromium­6 is not over. A new EWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states” (Para. 3). To me, in these situations, monetary compensation is not enough for lives that are taken. It would be nice to see those decision makers in the companies get further punishment such as time spent interacting with the victims and their families by having to dedicate their free time to the facilities that care for these people. Once they have spent time with the victims and their families, they should serve the rest of their lives in prison. I know this would never happen, but it would make the money hungry company heads think twice before making poor decisions that can affect millions of lives and take away lives. Wendi
1/24/2017 Topic Print View (NEXT(73feebc963))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=9000009724309&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=A… 16/45 Wendi Andrews, D., & Walker, B. (2016, September 20). 'Erin Brocovich' Carcinogen in Tap Water of More Than 200 Million Americans . Retrieved November 2, 2016, from EWG (Environmental Working Group): ; tap­water?gclid=CMKXpbD3jNACFZE6gQodQgoOpA RE: Week 2 Disc 1 Sara Davis 11/7/2016 10:11:15 AM I enjoyed your post. I absolutely agree that crimes harming a business are far second to the devastating effects that can take place when a company harms a community or individuals. You did a great job of providing an example. Your post was thought provoking and informative. Thank you! RE: Week 2 Disc 1 Iryna Hlushanok 11/7/2016 1:42:54 PM Hi Tiffany, You are making an excellent point. The problem is that corporations and the government are tied together, which makes corporate corruption go out of control. Since corporations donate millions of dollars into political parties, they pretty much do what the want and the government ignores many important issues that can carry a threat to the society in the future.

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