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Resource ID: #15120
Subject: Mining
Source: USA Today (Arlington
Date: 1998-06-03



For a half-century, FMC Corp. has mined phosphorous-laden shale on the reservation of the Shoshone-Bannock Indian tribes in eastern Idaho. A USA Today investigation finds evidence to support the tribe's claim that FMC factory workers are dying from lung cancer and other respiratory diseases at almost twice the surrounding population's rate. Officials were also aware that the company's arsenic effluent contaminated water wells serving the local population.

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