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Resource ID: #13159
Subject: Environment
Source: Ledger Dispatch (Antioch, Calif.)



When soil at an old cannery building began to smolder, investigators learned that decomposing cannery byproducts buried in the soil, like peach and apricot pits and asparagus ends, had produced flammable, toxic chemicals, including hydrogen cyanide and methane. The Ledger Dispatch examines the environmental and financial risks involved in the situation. (August 6, 1995)

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