Numerical Problems for Gilbane Gold

TitleNumerical Problems for Gilbane Gold
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsHoltzapple, M
PublisherTexas A&M University
KeywordsCHEMICAL engineering , Employer/Employee Relationships , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , whistleblowing
AbstractThis is a set of numerical problems that focuses on the ethical issues presented in the film, Gilbane Gold. As the story unfolds, the engineering the video focuses on becomes a whistleblower when he discovers that the computer chip company he works for is discharging lead and arsenic into the city water supply. In the film, his actions will likely lead to disasterous consequences for him personally and Z-Corp. The purpose of this problem is to explore technical options available to the engineer. Perhaps the story could have resulted in a happier ending had David followed an alternate path.
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