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Just read about Superfund sites across the USA (Original Post) BSdetect Dec 2020 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author AkFemDem Dec 2020 #1
Most memorable being Love Canal. Arne Dec 2020 #2
I grew up just about 25 miles from this superfund site: Arkansas Granny Dec 2020 #3

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Arkansas Granny

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3. I grew up just about 25 miles from this superfund site:
Fri Dec 25, 2020, 11:56 AM
Dec 2020

Grove, OK

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_Creek_Superfund_site

There were lead and zinc mines all over the place in that part of the country, some within a couple of miles from our house. They all had huge piles of "tailings" which was the waste material from the excavations.

When someone was doing building projects that required gravel, they would just drive to one of those closed mines and load up for free. My dad used this gravel to mix concrete for the footings for our house and as the surface for our driveway. We had no idea.

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