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Alabama Town's Streets Laden with Mercury

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Alabama Town's Streets Laden with Mercury

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Alabama Town's Streets Laden with Mercury

Alabama Town's Streets Laden with Mercury

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The people of McIntosh, Ala., recently learned that their streets are paved with mercury. It seems someone paved those streets with a compound that included a byproduct of chlorine production at a nearby chemical plant. NPR's Debbie Elliott interviews Bill Finch, environment editor of The Mobile Register, which broke the story.