PICHER

I live in New Jersey. So I just assumed it was somewhere around here. It isn’t. Picher, Oklahoma has the displeasure of being the most toxic town in the United States. Its polluted from years of lead mining. The water actually runs orange.

The government is paying residents to move out. For years, locals have endured a variety of health problems, such as birth defects, deafness and cancer. But who do you blame? People who tried to eek out a living in back in the day? It’s a toughie.

Via Discoblog.

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