Remembering Pollution Disaster Victims

Host Bob Edwards talks with high school student Justin Shawley who''s helped organize a memorial service today for victims of America''s worst ever pollution disaster. In 1948, days of toxic smog from the local steel mill settled over Donora, Pennsylvania. The foul air killed at least 20 people and sickened thousands of citizens.



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