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Home of one of the world's largest hazardardous-waste incinerators

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Promises, promised, promises: That's all East Liverpool and Columbiana County, Ohio, residents heard when a hazardous waste incinerator was being planned, built, and finally began burning toxic waste in the spring of 1997. None of these guarantees came true, though, and East Liverpool and southern Columbiana County remain as impoverished as ever. With the federal EPA alleging that this incineration concern, Heritage Thermal Services, violated clean-air emissions and other safety and environmental rules and regulations over the course of a few years, will things remain business as usual? A group of organized opponents tell their story and the horror story on this smoking dragon in this feature taken from Daily Kos.

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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi (more...)

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