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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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This book is a complete and accurate account of decades of political corruption and scandal in West Virginia. Stafford discusses how his role as the editor of the Raleigh Register put him in a unique position to critique the scandals and endorse honest politicians. Stafford also writes about how he was offered bribes and favors from candidates in return for an endorsement, and how ethical dilemma that this situation caused.
This two-part series focused on a product called Zonolite. For decades it was used as an attic insulation in millions of homes across the United States. Internal documents from the company that mines the raw material, and government agencies found that the product contains tremolite asbestos, one of the most deadly forms of asbestos. It is related to numerous deaths and illness of the lungs from inhalation of the dust particles of the product. More than 70,000 homes statewide in Michigan (including Detroit) have the product in their attics. Many former employees of the company are at risk of lung ailments without their knowledge of the product's hazard. The series discovered that the EPA was trying to internally assess exactly what to tell the public who may come in contact with the product about how to handle Zonolite. It also included information about how to check the attic of a home to see if there is Zonolite, as well as precautions to be taken.
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"The remote Pacific island of Nauru couldn't make it in the global economy. So the country has found its niche by learning a different kind of trade - money laundering." Hitt looks at how a history of colonialism and strip mining of the country's only export - phosphate - devastated Nauru's ecosystem and economy, leaving it no choice but to enter into the offshore banking business.
First they dug out the land. Then they strip mined it. Now Big Coal is leveling the mountains themselves-- and tearing communities apart.
Audubon describes how tighter regulations, while eliminating some slash and run miners, has put many responsible coal mining companies in Pensylvania out of business; the result is a poverty stricken populace and shut-down mines which are a threat to the environment, March - April 1994.