Tag: oklahoma

What's the Most Toxic Town in America?

By Melissa Lafsky | September 9, 2009 11:26 am

And the trophy goes to…Picher, Oklahoma! Years of lead and zinc mining have left the town so polluted that “the soil is poisoned, the water runs orange and the air has been ruled unsafe,” according to MSNBC. The effects on residents include a variety of cancers and birth defects. Watch the full report here:

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