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The Survivors of Liberia’s War: Joseph Brown’s Story

Joseph Brown makes his living fishing the Farmington River, which borders the Firestone plantation in Liberia, where his father once worked.

He says Firestone offers a good living for those who work there, but he worries for his family’s future. The factory, he says, is polluting the river with chemicals, reducing his catch and threatening his livelihood. Firestone denies that chemical waste from the plantation has ended up in the river.

“You complain, you complain,” he says. “Who’s going to help you? Nobody.”

Watch the complete FRONTLINE/ProPublica investigation, Firestone and the Warlord, here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/firestone-and-the-warlord/