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July 30, 2009

Blame the EPA: Lead mining threat lingers in a Kansas town

The Environmental Protection Agency has bought out the residents of Picher, Okla., because of the remaining threat from leftover lead tailings and cave-ins from the mining industry that essentially collapsed in 1970. But in Treece, Kan., literally across the street, there's been no similar action. Why? The two towns are in different EPA districts.

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