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Pamela Hampton stands at the kitchen sink, her gaze trained out of the window of her family's small hillside home. The disaster site is not visible from where she stands, but she knows it is there, down the hill, around a short stretch of highway, less than a mile away.

Six months after the largest industrial spill in U.S. history, Hampton, her husband, Charles, and their three young children say they still do not feel comfortable going outside.

"Everything here is changed," Hampton said, her eyes glistening. "[The landscape] reminds me of what you see on the moon. It breaks my heart." Read full article »

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