Local and state officials are trying to get a federal buyout to move residents from Treece, Kan. Treece was once a prosperous mining town, but is now nearly deserted. The roughly 100 residents left complain of widespread contamination from lead and zinc waste. Dion Lefler, a reporter for the Wichita Eagle, who was in Treece last week, calls the town "a very sad place."
Polluted Kansas Town Seeks Federal Buyout
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