Beyond the Flames
Index
The Story
Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four
Part five
Part six
Part seven
Part eight
About this series
Multimedia
In their own words
Photos
Making of a disaster
Reports
The sick and the dead
Cancer Incidence
Chemicals at the site
Companies with waste at the site
Part one
Wade Fire Fire Capt. Vincent “Moose” McLaughlin
Wade Fire Beneath the Commodore Barry Bridge...
Wade Fire Before the fire...
Wade Fire In the shadow of the Commodore Barry
As firefighters worked...
“There were 55-gallon drums...
Wade Fire Clarence Banks & Rudy Hollis...
Wade Fire The Wade dump site today.
Wade Fire Donald Tees, a paramedic...
Part two
State environmental agents snapped this photo...
“We were forced to prostitute ourselves,”
The warehouse at the Wade site...
Franklin P. Tyson...
Part three
Wade Fire The aftermath of the fire ...
Wade Fire Pushing for Superfund legislation...
Wade Fire Three months after the blaze...
Wade Fire Keith Welks, who led DER’s ...
Wade Fire “What got to us,”...
Wade Fire As a Chester police officer...
Part four
Fire Capt. Marvin Cherry died of cancer at age 40.
Ed McKay decorates the grave...
“This report basically proves little or nothing to me,”...
Judy and Vincent “Moose” McLaughlin met...
Part five
Vincent “Moose” McLaughlin worked despite his illness.
For years after the fire, Melvin Wade...
Part six
The 1985 wedding of “Moose” McLaughlin’s daughter...
The long procession makes its way...
A sign board outside the Chester Fire Station...
“He lived with dignity...
Fire officials offer a last salute...
Part eight
Overwhelmed by a rush of memories, Judy McLaughlin...
Part of Rudy Hollis’ daily routine are the insulin injections...
Melvin Wade lives in an abandoned house ...








 
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