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Resource ID: #21772
Subject: Environment
Source: Centre Daily Times (State College, PA)
Date: Feb. 15, March 14, Aug. 12, Oct. 17, Dec. 19, 2004



This investigation revealed how massive amounts of sulfurous rock, called pyrite, unearthed by road builders threatened to pollute streams and groundwater. Furthermore, the newspaper found that the failure of state road builders and environmental regulators to communicate contributed to faulty decisions, that a decision by road builders which ran counter to design specifications contributed to the problem, and that a decision by former U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster to eliminate federal oversight of the highway construction project eliminated a layer of inspections that could have foreseen the problems.

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