Russell Bliss goes to jail for tax evasion, and the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant goes to full power.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Aug. 19, 1983:
Russell Bliss, a waste-oil hauler who sprayed dioxin-laced oil on dirt roads in Times Beach, Mo., for five years, is sentenced to one year’s imprisonment
on three counts of tax evasion.
Aug. 19, 1999:
A severe drought
along the U.S. East Coast raises concerns about saltwater intrusion: Saltwater blue crabs are found in a river near Dover, Del., and seawater threatens to contaminate the drinking water supply of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., which is solely reliant on the fresh water of the Hudson River.
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