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Spreading the Word on Burn Barrel Hazards

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If you shop at a P&C supermarket, you may have noticed a new message on the plastic bags there. It says, "Please Don't Burn This Bag." The message is a part of an aggressive education campaign originating in St. Lawrence County to cut down on the common practice of burning garbage. The evidence that the practice threatens human health and clean air and water is growing. It's illegal in cities and villages. But as David Sommerstein reports, those who want to rid the rural landscape of burn barrels face an uphill battle.

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