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Do you know what environmental engineering is? I think it’s probably evil

“I’m in charge of word processing, and I got handed a document today, the original text of which listed information about six soil samples from a contaminated site. Lots of scary phrases were crossed out in red pen, like ‘over acceptable limits’ and ‘quantities in excess of’ and ‘untreatable levels found’ and ‘simply excavating the site will not prove effective.’ The ‘six’ soil samples became ‘two,’ the contamination was heavily downplayed, and most of the deadly sounding chemicals were omitted. Recommendation:

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Grant Barrett