Mining’s Legacy: A Scar on Kansas

mining-leadThis in-depth multimedia report explores how coal, lead and zinc mining in southeast Kansas left the land and local residents scarred and poisoned with pollutants. The report garnered the top prize in the 2007 Associate Press Managing Editors Online Convergence Award. After Mining’s Legacy was published, state and federal officials began looking for solutions to Southeast Kansas’ mining-related problems. More information about the project is available here.

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