The Poison Detectives

Episode 3
March 4th 2024

The Best Regulations Money Can Buy

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Lawyer Rob Bilott completes the promise he made to his grandmother and has to decide if he will go back to corporate law or continue to fight the multinational company, Dupont. He tries to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over the fight but gets nowhere.

And a high-level U.S. government scientist explains how regulation really works.

Still, Bilott manages to get Dupont to pay for a study of 70,000 people who drank water poisoned by the company’s waste.

Meanwhile, Diane Cotter and Graham Peaslee cobble together the money for a study on PFAS chemicals in firefighters’ turnout gear. A robust study is needed to get the results published.

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