Laurel Bay once used oil to stay warm. How could that have made residents sick?

Before natural gas was used to heat homes in the Laurel Bay military community, storage tanks holding oil were prevalent. Many of which were left in the ground after the switch.
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Before natural gas was used to heat homes in the Laurel Bay military community, storage tanks holding oil were prevalent. Many of which were left in the ground after the switch.

Toxic chemicals, jet fuel, oil, pesticides: the U.S. military’s sordid history with housing its own

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December 11, 2017 06:00 AM