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When a railroad car loaded with soil fumigant crashed into this river it killed everything for miles downstream.
Sacramento River at Dunsmuir, CA (1991).
Even though the company lumber town is long gone, its toxic wastes linger in the groundwater.
site of Wheeler, Sinyone Wilderness SP, CA (1991).
Acid drainage from abandoned mines is a widespread problem.
Keystone Canyon, New York Mountains, East Mojave National Scenic Area, CA (1992).
Modern agriculture uses a vast array of poisons.
near Salinas, CA (1974) Photograph by Naomi Shibata.