The swimmer -- The witness -- The coalition -- Squirp -- The press conference -- City hall -- The activist -- The second hearing -- The scientist -- The politician -- The brown ribbon -- Heal the bay -- The dirty toilet awards -- The decision -- Friend of the court -- Outsiders and insiders -- The 50 percent job.
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Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay--and won. The story begins in 1985, when many scientists considered the bay to be one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. The insecticide DDT covered portions of the sea floor. Los Angeles discharged partially treated sewage into its waters. Lifeguards came down with mysterious illnesses. And Howard Bennett happily swam in it every morning. By accident, Bennett learned that Los Angeles had applied for a.