Harper's magazine reports that "The Stringfellow Acid Pits were called into being on August 9, 1955, at a dull meeting of small-bore officials in Riverside County, Calif....The goal was to better facilitate 'the program of enticing industries into our county';... The county's proposal was to dump chemicals into the large stone cavities left by (J.B.) Stringfellow's excavations. The scientific thinking they adopted was: She'll hold...."
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