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9/25/11

Anniston, Alabama - the “most toxic city in America”



Eight years ago workers were just beginning to burn the massive stockpile of chemical weapons stored in igloos at Anniston Army Depot. With the Iraq war still in its first year, the image of 2,200 tons of chemical weapons stored quietly in the Alabama hills was too much for the media to resist.

The chemical weapons are gone, the last of them burned Thursday.

The total cost to destroy the chemical stockpile, Monsanto’s PCBs and other industrial pollution? According to an analysis by Star commentary editor Phillip Tutor, the price tag is $3.2 billion.

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