Demolition Starts on Oklahoma Superfund Town

"Most of the residents left, the school closed, the city government disbanded and starting this week, nearly every commercial building in Picher, Oklahoma, will be demolished.

It makes for a kind of lonely feeling for the owner of the last-remaining open business in Picher, which has been vacated over the years because of lead contamination."

Kevin Murphy reports for Reuters January 27, 2011.

Source: Reuters, 01/28/2011