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‘Dark Waters’ Just the Tip of the Iceberg

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Originally published as: Kathryn Rodgers, "‘Dark Waters’ Just the Tip of the Iceberg," Boston Globe, November 22, 2019.

On Nov. 22, the film “Dark Waters” will be released in select theaters. The legal thriller recounts the true story of how a DuPont facility knowingly contaminated the drinking water supply of a community in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Set in the late 1990s, the film stars Mark Ruffalo as lawyer Rob Billot who took on the giant chemical company and exposed the truth.