A Civil Action
This site contains some of the early investigative stories from 1979-1981 written by Charles C. Ryan that provided the foundation for the lawsuit filed by eight Woburn families, which ultimately resulted in the book A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr, and the movie A Civil Action, starring John Travolta and Robert Duval.
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The Woburn hazardous waste story: The early years
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Hazardous material found on MBTA site
Lagoon of arsenic discovered in North Woburn
Was it radiation?
Low-grade uranium ore dumped in North Woburn
Feds to examine dumps
Chasing a 'Radioactive Ghost'
A serious health problem
Deaths from cancer increase in Woburn
Childhood Leukemia Answers Sought
Three families face leukemia: Part I -- It happened
Three families face leukemia: Part II -- "It
was God's will"
Three families face leukemia: Part III -- It's
environment, feel Andersons
Workers near waste complain of headaches, fatigue
They are not statistics
65 Chemicals Found in Subsurface Water
A Civil Action: a gripping and compelling read
Even this Mickey Mouse production must enjoy
W.R. Grace Hasn't Changed
A Civil Action: Factual Errors in the Movie
In her Own Words ...
Could it happen here?
About the reporter