Friday, April 24, 2009

Life Imitates Art in Crestwood, IL

Life imitates art as the Crestwood pollution scandal continues to mirror that of An Enemy of the People.

Chicago Tribune: Crestwood's well water: Mayor tells residents, 'Your drinking water is safe'

In response to a Tribune investigation that revealed Crestwood's secret use of a well polluted with cancer-causing chemicals, Mayor Robert Stranczek has hired a public relations firm and prepared to send letters to every village resident and business.

Meanwhile actor Robert A. Lynch drew my attention to the following stories.

Associated Press: Tons of released drugs taint US water

To date, drugmakers have dismissed the suggestion that their manufacturing contributes significantly to what's being found in water. Federal drug and water regulators agree. But some researchers say the lack of required testing amounts to a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy about whether drugmakers are contributing to water pollution.

PBS Frontline : Posioned Waters

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination.

An Enemy of the People runs May 4-30, 2009.
Tickets are available through our website.

Paul G. Miller
Season Dramaturge

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