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Resource ID: #16008
Subject: Hazardous Waste
Source: Missourian (Columbia, Mo.)
Affiliation: 
Date: December 19-24, 1999

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This narrative retells the story of a chemical spill in Sturgeon, Missouri, twenty years later: the cleanup and the aftermath, and takes a look at how the lives of the townspeople were affected. "Cancer rates and other health problems in the town are abnormally high, according to many residents and one local doctor... Others are not convinced the chemicals had any lasting effect. The state Department of Health has never investigated concerns about the number of cancer cases in the area."

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