Major International Media
BBC 8 May 2003
victims win right to trial.
Radio Netherlands 6 May 2003
threat in Bangladesh - online article by Bob Forsberg based on a feature by
Sakil Faizullah. Listen
to the radio clip in English on Real Player. The Bangladesh story starts
about 12 minutes into the clip.
BBC 25 March 2003
Bangladesh arsenic case begins. By Alastair
Lawson BBC correspondent in Dhaka.
Guardian (UK) May 2003
Arsenic victims sue top science body
by John Vidal for The Guardian 9 May 2003.
Observer (UK) Sep 2002
sued over 'poisoning' by Sarah Spiller in Dhaka 30 Sep 2001.
Independent News (UK) Aug 2002
take British scientists to court over arsenic in drinking water by Robert
Verkaik, Legal Affairs Correspondent, 12 August 2002.
Independent News (UK) Jul 2001
get legal aid to sue scientists by Fred Pearce, 27 July 2001.
Independent News (UK) Jan 2001
scientists 'failed to check for arsenic risk,'" by Steve Connor and
in a glass of water - scientists believe up to 30 million people in Bangladesh
could be drinking water contaminated with lethal doses of arsenic. Who is to
blame?," by Fred Pearce.
Independent News (UK) Oct 2000
untold: the mass- poisoning of an entire nation by Peter Popham in Dhaka, 11
Scientist Feb 2000
Article by Fred Pearce, "Danger in Every Drop" appeared in the 12
Feb 2000 issue of New Scientist.
Unfortunately the article seems not to be online anymore.
Source Bulletin Oct 99
on the launch of the national
arsenic screening programme under the World Bank funded Bangladesh Arsenic
Mitigation-Water Supply Project.
BBC World: South Asia, 6 Oct 99
threat in Bangladesh". By Helen Sewell of BBC Science.
& Sri Lanka Daily News, Jan 1999
"Bangladesh arsenic crisis: Arsenic
causes potentially fatal tumours and respiratory problems. Tests on 50
000 tube wells in Bangladesh -- a source of water for 90 percent of the
population -- have shown that around 40% are too contaminated with..."
See this article at the BBC.
Water & Sanitation News, No. 39, mid Nov 1998
As this is written (17 Nov 98), Source
has not yet webposted this article but intends to shortly - all issues
are accessible from its home page. Source
is a joint endeavour of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
(WSSCC) and IRC
International Water and Sanitation Centre.
& Engineering News Online Article, 16 Nov 1998
Wil Lepkowski's article can viewed online, via either (1) link
to current week's issue (~16-21 Nov 1998 only) or (2) back
issue search (after 21 Nov 1998).
Public Radio, 10 Nov 1998
Listen to National Public Radio's five
minute audio clip.
New York Times & International Herald Tribune, 10 Nov 1998
Beary Bearak's article with photos by Altaf Hossain/Maatrik can be viewed
online (this opens in a new window), after you log into their site.
[User registration is free. To view this article only (let's respect
their system), you can use login/password weinhc2/weinhc3.]
Guardian, Two Part Series, 18 & 25 Feb 1998
A fairly scathing pair of articles by Fred Pearce (Arsenic
in the water (18 Feb) and On
the poison trail 25 Feb) that evidently caused
a bit of an uproar in the UK. These used to be online in the Guardian
archive, but as of Nov 99 I found the archive reorganized and searchable
back only as far as Sep 98.
Story, World Section, BBC Web Site, 9 Feb 1998
On the opening day of the Dhaka international arsenic
conference, BBC ran an article on the crisis as the lead story for
the World Section of their web site. Try the original URL,
if that no longer works, try the search engine on the BBC
news home page (or jump directly to search
results for 'arsenic' + 'water' ).
Channel Canada, Aired 25 Feb 1998
Channel story on the arsenic crisis aired in Canada on 25 February. See
the also 31 Jan 97 story
by Wendy Gold at the DC website.