‘We want it back to what it was’: the US village blighted by toxic waste

Can a $100m cleanup operation save Mead, Nebraska, from putrid pesticide-laced waste that has polluted water, with health implications yet unknown?This story is co-published with The New Lede journalism projectFor a visitor to this rural part of eastern Nebraska, the crisp air, blue skies and stretch of seemingly endless farm fields appear as unspoiled landscape. But for the people who live here, there is no denying this is an environmental disaster that researchers fear may affect generations to come.It has been just over a year since state regulators stepped in to close down the AltEn LLC ethanol plant on the… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/26/pollution-mead-nebraska-pesticide-waste

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