Key Scientist Debunks ‘Dark Waters’

The movie “Dark Waters” continues to be exposed for the piece of sensationalism it is. This week, one of the six scientists who wrote a report on the 1999 cattle deaths featured in the movie took issue with the film.

In a letter to the editor, Robert H. Poppenga says the movie perpetuates falsehoods about science to sell movie tickets — noting that his team “concluded there was no evidence that chemical contamination was associated with the cattle’s health problems, which instead resulted from poor nutrition and sub-par veterinary care.” The movie, he says, “ignores scientific studies that are inconvenient to the filmmakers’ narrative.” 1/7/2020