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Resource ID: #18308
Subject: Environment
Source: Business Week
Date: 2-Jul


Business Week reports on buried industrial waste from manufactured gas that is leaking toxins into the environment, and who's left holding the bill. The nationwide cleanup is estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Toxic tars, wood chips are iron filings that were used to remove sulfur and cyanide from manufactured gas were often dumped or buried illegally. Under the right conditions (as occurred Wisconsin) this waste can generate poisonous cyanide gas.

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