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Jack Briggs

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When I read this thread's title, I knew you were the one posting it, Peter!

And, of course, no one ever said that exploring Mars would be risk-free. Interesting reading. I've read Wilford's stories many a time.
 

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Peter said:
Beware! Martian Soil Is Toxic
Before I lose sleep over the condition of Martial soil, I can't help but remember that we have problems closer to home. I just read an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (a publication of the American Chemical Society) on land and water in Anniston, Alabama that is contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). It's very sad. The article shows a photo of a father and 3-year-old son who, with the rest of their family including four other children, live in a trailer home that lies on contaminated land. Very sad. :frowning:
 

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Peter,
Since that's a copyrighted article, please post certain excerpts from the article with a direct link for others to read the article in it's entirety.
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Peter Kline

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Crawdaddy,

For the 3 years I've been here many members including myself have posted articles from various publications rather than a direct link. I added the copyright logo at the bottom of the article (a lot of people don't bother). Posting excerpts is the same thing.

As far as I know, there has never been a cease and desist order from any publication to HTF not do to so. If it is now HTF's official policy to only allow a direct link, so be it. I'll refrain from doing so in the future.

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Peter,
Again, I'm asking you to edit your post with a few excerpts and a link instead of the entire article. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
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This article is of particular relevance to me, since me and my coworkers investigate the toxicity of soil all the time, and hexavalent chrome gets a lot of attention.
 

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