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Sorry if this has been posted already. If so, I missed it. This is one of the scariest articles I've seen in the mainstream media.

Chicago Trib

-- Wanda (, February 02, 1999


It's the kind of article that will open the eyes of the reader to Y2K.

-- Kevin (, February 02, 1999.

Thanks, Wanda. Comprehensive, easily understood, sensible, even-handed, ideal for handing out to DGIs.

-- Old Git (, February 02, 1999.

Here's an article about water purification systems in Utah. Here's the link and then a quote from it:

Curious about what would happen when the new millennium ticks in, a water-purification plant in Utah set its clocks ahead to Jan. 1, 2000. With computers ill-equipped to handle the new date, the plant malfunctioned dumping poisonous quantities of chlorine and other chemicals into the water.

It is one story in an arsenal of anecdotes employed by Sen. Bob Bennett, who is preaching preparedness for the so-called "Year 2000 Problem," also known as Y2K.

But is it a true story? Or is it another Urban Legend, a tall tale spun by Bennett, the self-proclaimed "Paul Revere" of Y2K?

Bennett says the story is true. He recounted it during an address last month to the Colorado River Users Association in Las Vegas, but refused to name the Utah water treatment plant in question. "I was sworn to secrecy," he said afterward.

-- Kevin (, February 02, 1999.

10-Q Berry Buch Wanda!!!! errr Thanks a LOT Wanda (try typing wid a cold!) I just sent the Cleveland paper a copy of the Trib article asking if they can do as well for the Cleveland infrastructure and Cleveland companies. Suggested it was the best balanced I had seen, etc. We'll see.

Chu A CHOO ck

-- Chuck, night driver (, February 02, 1999.


I just read that one this morning. It is an example of the sort of reporting that we deserve to see. Thanks for the post.

-- me (, February 02, 1999.

Thanks, what a fantastic piece of journalism! How did the reporters manage to get so much raw data from so many entities? I'm sending a fan letter to Chicago Tribune. Makes me wonder how many major cities are in as much trouble as Chicago obviously is...

-- RUOK (, February 02, 1999.

I'd say this article constitutes a qualifying nomination for the City of Chicago as a real contender in the first(and hopefully only) Paul Milne "You are burnt toast" awards.


-- Arlin H. Adams (, February 02, 1999.

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