Ellenton, S.C. is evacuated for nuclear weapons construction, and the EPA issues final rules for phasing out leaded gasoline.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Nov. 28, 1950:
The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the E.I. DuPont Co. announce
s that the town of Ellenton, S.C. and several small communities will be bought out and evacuated to build the Savannah River Plant, a central site for the production of U.S. nuclear weapons. Ellenton’s residents are forcibly bought out, and the town disappears from local maps.
Nov. 28, 1973:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues its final rules
for the phaseout of leaded gasoline. Research has shown that airborne lead has had a serious impact on children’s brain development and I.Q. levels.
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