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"The criminal mystery of the decade."--Cleveland undeniable broker Now an important movie! during this real tale of an epic court docket showdown, of the nation's greatest organizations stand accused of inflicting the deaths of youngsters. Representing the bereaved mom and dad, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a tender, flamboyant Porsche-driving legal professional who hopes to win thousands of greenbacks and finally ends up approximately wasting everything, Read more...

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The pain kept the child awake and crying on many nights. Along with the ear problems, Robbie suffered repeatedly from skin rashes—eczema and dermatitis of unknown origin. Donna applied creams, ointments, and salves prescribed by the doctor, but the skin problems kept recurring. The child’s constant illness strained the marriage. Carl would help to care for Robbie, but he had to rise early for work and the boy’s crying kept him up at night. Donna had quit her job when she had Robbie, and the many small costs associated with the child’s illnesses grew into a dismaying debt.

Although she knew that was an unproven hypothesis, she and Carol Gray spent hours speculating about it. Anne mentioned her suspicions to Joan Zona, too. Joan agreed that three cases of leukemia in the same small neighborhood did seem unusual, but she did not dwell on the subject the way Anne did. She was too preoccupied with Michael’s downward spiral to care about much else. In June 1972, while Jimmy was in remission and his prospects looked good, Michael Zona relapsed. His doctors attempted to induce a second remission with an experimental drug called Adriamycin, a highly toxic drug that causes deterioration of the heart muscles at levels near the therapeutic dose for leukemia.

The well, known as Well G (Wells A through F had been drilled in central Woburn over the previous forty years), had been sunk in the marshland on the east bank of the Aberjona River, half a mile north of the Pine Street neighborhood. The well penetrated an ancient valley that had been formed twelve thousand years ago by the last glacier to cover New England. Over the millennia, the valley had filled with gravel, sand, and silt, and the roaring ancestral river had become the tame Aberjona. Under the river, the sediment-filled valley acted as a sponge, creating a subterranean reservoir.

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