07/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Picher, Oklahoma: Former Residents Hold Wake For Toxic Town

Former residents, bought out by the government because their town was deemed so dangerous, gathered in Picher's elementary school to say farewell to a place where kids suffered lead poisoning, where homes built atop underground mines plunged into the Earth and where the local creek coughs up orange water, laced with heavy metals.

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