No, it's not a new TV series, it's a new degree program in environmental forensics.
The course's five students will study chemistry, geology, biology and statistics, but also how to stand up to legal cross-examination.
Vast amounts of money ride on showing where, when and from whom contaminants have come. Mudge, for example, is working on whether oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is still damaging the environment. If it is, and was not covered in the original court settlement, Exxon could be liable for another US$100 million.
posted by back40 |
9/22/2003 05:47:00 PM
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