Frontline Poisoned waters / a Frontline co-production with Hedrick Smith Productions ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Frontline executive producer, David Fanning ; senior producer, Hedrick Smith ; producer, Marc Shaffer ; written by Hedrick Smith and Rick Young ; director, Rick Young

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Subjects: Water--Pollution
Water--Pollution--Physiological effect
Water--Pollution--Environmental aspects
Pollution--Law and legislation--United States
Agricultural pollution--Environmental aspects--United States
Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States
Marine pollution--Environmental aspects--United States
Cities and towns--Growth--Environmental aspects--United States
Puget Sound (Wash.)--Ecology
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Ecology
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Not rated
Edition: Widescreen
Published: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Education Foundation ; [Arlington, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Video, c2009
LC Classification: T, TD
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Added Titles: Frontline (Television program)
Alternate Title(s): Frontline (Television program).
Additional Authors: Hedrick Smith Productions
WGBH Educational Foundation
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Notes: ISBN: 9780793670680
ISBN: 0793670683
UPC: 841887010696
Videorecording number: FRL62712
Originally aired Apr. 21, 2009 as an episode of the public television series Frontline
Credits: Editor, Penny Trams ; principal camera, Peter Pearce, Foster Wiley ; original music, Eric Kaye
Correspondent, Hedrick Smith
Summary: "More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways -- the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay -- are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. [This film] examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean." -- Container
Contents: Introduction -- Imperiled Chesapeake Bay -- Once we cared-- -- One of the biggest pollution sources? -- Regulating the poultry industry -- The startling new contaminants -- What we don't know -- Puget sound, hot spot for PCB's -- Seattle's Duwamish River -- A lesson from South Park -- #1 menace to waterways -- Save the forest, save the waters -- D.C.'s development sprawl -- Arlington, Va. : a showcase for smart growth
Not rated
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; stereo
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
OCLC Number: 318995766
ISBN/ISSN: 9780793670680