Sunday, June 20, 2010

Do-gooders poison Bangladeshis

The law of unintended consequences in action: millions of Bangladeshis' health is adversely affected by water from wells dug at the encouragement of "[w]ell-meaning development groups", many of the wells contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. Quick, someone get on the phone to Erin Brockovich, she'll get you billions in compensation. Even better, she looks great in a low-cut top.

Update: A feast for lawyers in the making:

The contamination of groundwater by arsenic in Bangladesh is the largest poisoning of a population in history, with millions of people exposed.

One problem: how do you sue mother nature?


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