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October 2002 Archives

Contaminated Chemotherapy Medicines

Cancer Drug Dilution KANSAS CITY, MO -- October 25, 2002 -- A jury awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to Georgia Hayes, a cancer victim who received diluted chemotherapy drugs from her pharmacist (Kansas City Star, October 11, 2002). She was also awarded over $225 million in actual or compensatory...

KY Federal Court Order to Stop Steel Pollution

Pollution Violated Clean Air Act COVINGTON, KY -- October 11, 2002 -- A Kentucky federal district court judge ordered Gallatin Steel Company and Harsco Corporation to halt pollution from their steel mill and slag dumping and processing plant in the state (Ellis v. Gallatin Steel Co., CV 99-242; Brashear v....