TCD by Brittany Davies
National – Abandoned telephone cables are contaminating soil and waterways throughout the U.S. with toxic lead, according to an in-depth report from the Wall Street Journal. The investigation, which has since been partly disputed by the EPA in response to the WSJ report, found thousands of lead-covered cables left behind by major telecom companies have been polluting the environment for decades, posing a hidden threat to communities from coast to coast. The worst part is that these companies knew the dangers of these toxic cables, yet didn’t do anything about the potential health risk. For the full text, click here.