Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes ~Brian Biencowsky, Environmental Health News
This is a pernicious problem here in Louisiana, not only with oil still washing up on our coast from the BP Oilspill but with abandoned oil and gas wells across the state. ~Bruce Biles
As tornado season ramps up and some natural disasters become more common across the United States, storms and floods can bring an ugly, largely forgotten past back to the surface. Just look at Joplin, Mo. Despite a Superfund cleanup, the tornado had no trouble stirring up some of the 9 million tons of toxic wastes left behind from hundreds of lead mines and 17 smelters. ~Read more.