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7/01/2005

Miners fear they worked in toxic waste dumped by company

Source: Associated Press

The state said last year that disposed material at a southwestern Indiana mine did not pose an immediate threat, but some miners are concerned that Alcoa Inc. might have dumped more toxic waste than was previously known.

"We are not trying to be alarmists, but at the same time we are trying to be realists too," said Bil Musgrave, a member of United Mine Workers Local 1189 and a former miner at Alcoa's Warrick Operations. (MORE >>>)

More information on the story:
Miners say Squaw Creek waste worse than believed
Alcoa to have screenings for mine workers
Concerns arise over possible exposure to toxic waste

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