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Earth Day Disaster: Tanker Loaded With Oil, Pesticide, Insecticide, Nuclear Waste Rams Rachel Carson Bridge, Sinks

PITTSBURGH – A tanker carrying millions of barrels filled with a highly toxic mixture of petroleum, insecticide, pesticide and radioactive nuclear waste rammed one of the columns of the Rachel Carson Bridge in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny River. “The Edmund Fitzgerald Jr.,”

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