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Arsenic Victims to Take British Science Body to Court

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Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1066
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5622.1066a

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- The British Geological Survey is girding for a court battle over claims that it could have averted a wave of arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh over the past decade. Two Bangladeshi residents, both of whom are said to suffer from arsenic poisoning, are claiming unspecified damages.