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During Shutdown, EPA Office Finds Old Soup In Office Fridge

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During Shutdown, EPA Office Finds Old Soup In Office Fridge

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During Shutdown, EPA Office Finds Old Soup In Office Fridge

During Shutdown, EPA Office Finds Old Soup In Office Fridge

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Even after sending home nearly all its staff during the shutdown, the Chicago office of the Environmental Protection Agency managed to detect a potentially toxic substance. A 16-year-old can of Campbell's soup was discovered in a refrigerator there.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Even after sending home nearly all its staff during the shutdown, the Chicago office of the Environmental Protection Agency managed to detect a potentially toxic substance. A 16-year-old can of Campbell's soup was discovered in a refrigerator there. Apparently no one ever got to the back of the fridge until furloughed staff had to take home all their snacks.

A welcome back email included a reminder to keep the fridges clean. It's MORNING EDITION.

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