May 13, 2008

Toxic disasters

The town of Picher in Oklahoma devastated by a deadly twister last week is being tested for toxic air because of the blown-off massive piles of lead and zinc mining waste, according to Associated Press.

The area was already declared a Superfund site long ago because of the mining waste but this disaster will force the dwindled residents to accept the state or federal buyout offers for their land.

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