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November 19, 2019
HELENA, Mont. — Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association's sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O'Slag.”
Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing the Superfund site cleanup of pollution from nearly a century of smelting operations in Anaconda came across the potentially toxic tchotchkes for sale by the city's chamber of commerce. The slag, a byproduct of smelting copper, contains small amounts of arsenic and lead.
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