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This page enables the user to search for and view annotated references dealing with the Woburn Toxic Trial and its aftermath, the Woburn Wells G & H Superfund Site, and teaching with 'A Civil Action'. The references include journal articles, master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and state and federal reports.


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A Civil Action part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Poignant book about the contamination of Woburn municipal wells G and H and the lawsuit alleging that the prolonged consumption of the contaminated groundwater by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods led to ...

Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System, Woburn:Water Supply, Health/Cancer Studies, Wells, Pollution Sources

Galileo's Revenge - Junk Science in the Courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Lengthy opinions describing the weaknesses of the American legal system, especially the use of expert witnesses that are not experts. Interesting reading.

Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Expert Testimony

Verification, validation, and confirmation of numerical models in earth sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Philosophic discussion of the use, misuse, and misunderstanding of modeling terms that lend credibility to models and results. Very interesting article with wonderful insight and suggestions.

Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

Groundwater modeling and litigation part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Insightful book chapter dealing with the presentation of expert testimony dealing with computer models and some of the weaknesses present in all models and exploited in cross examination.

Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System:Expert Testimony, People:Experts

Geoscience and the law part of SERC Print Resource Collection

Topics: Legal System

Trial courts and practice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Professional article describing the purpose and philosophy of jury trials (as opposed to bench trials). Very good background material for a term paper.

Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Jury Trials

Improving expert testimony part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A professional article describing ways that experts can improve upon the manner in which they present testimony and ways in which the court can improve in receiving expert testimony

Topics: Legal System:Expert Testimony, People:Experts

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Topics: Federal Trial, Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site

Developing analytical and communication skills in a mock-trial course based on the famous Woburn, Massachusetts case part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Detailed account of materials used, assignments, and procedures used for students to run a mock trial based on the geology, hydrology, and water chemistry in the famous 'A Civil Action' trial.

Topics: Mock Trial, Legal System

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Journal article about experiences serving as an expert witness in the trial concerning deep injection of hazardous wastes. The plaintiffs claimed that the offsite migration of injected wastes ...

Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

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