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|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Harris, Charles E., Pritchard Michael S., and Rabins Michael J.|
|Keywords||Employer/Employee , Employer/Employee Relationships , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL engineering , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , HONESTY , professional , professional responsibility , safety|
As the environmental engineer for one of several local plants whose water discharges into a local lake, you prepare a report to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources reporting that the level of pollution in the plant's water discharges slightly exceeds the legal limitations. Your supervisor asks you to regard this excess as a mere technicality, and he asks you to adjust the data so it appears that the plant is in compliance.
Case from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
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|Abbreviated Case Name||Mere Technicality?|