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Resource ID: #22982
Subject: Environment
Source: Mother Jones Magazine
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Date: 11/2006

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The Doe Run Co. is one of the largest lead producers in the world, owning smelters in Herculaneum, MO and evwn one in La Oroya, Peru.The smelter in Peru has not been cleaned up as promised, and the emissions from the smelter are endangering the lives of nearby families. Nearly half of the children near the smelter have mental defiencies, 10 percent of kids under the age of 7 have enough lead in their blood to need medical treatment.

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