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Episode 32 - Picher Full of Lead

In the early 1900s, Picher, Oklahoma was a thriving center for zinc and lead mining, employing upwards of 14,000 people. But, more than a hundred years of unrestricted excavating, mining and waste deposits turned the town into one of the deadliest evacuated and uninhabitable places due to environmental and health risks. Exactly what happened to turn Picher into a modern ghost town? Listen to this week's episode to find out!