Like the subject of the Zombies’s 1965 hit, Picher, Oklahoma is not there
Place under mandatory evacuation in 2009, Picher OK is now a Superfund ghost town too toxic to clean up. Plundered by lead and zinc mining companies, the extraction industry provided jobs and left behind huge hills of grey mine slag laced with lead. They also left behind an environmental and health catastrophe.
And therein lies the inspiring tale of Toxic Apocalypse #3. Please join us for the whole story.