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By: Catie Leary on March 26, 2010, 12:37 p.m.
Atlas Chemical Company

Photo: Marc St. Gil/EPA/NARA

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Atlas Chemical Company

The Atlas Chemical Company emits smoke near a pasture around Marshall, Texas, in June 1972. At the time, the plant was referred to as "Old Darky" in the community because black soot from the plant covers everything nearby.