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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 6:20:47 PM by TaraP
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. — Near her car, a dead bird. A quick walk to her mailbox, another. Scattered across her front yard, a local woman discovered dozens of dead birds.
"I've never seen anything like it. Never," Sandy said of the discovery.
Sandy, who asked we not share her last name, first noticed the birds several days ago but cleaned them up, not thinking twice.
"I have outdoor pets and just assumed they were bringing them from around the neighborhood."
But when she noticed more birds Monday morning, she panicked,
Originally posted by stigup
but I think I'm starting to worry about WTF is happening.
UPDATE: A state veterinarian tells NBC that preliminary necropsy results from several birds show that they died of "multiple blunt trauma to their vital organs," though what caused the trauma remains uncertain. According to Dr. George Badley, their stomachs were empty, so they weren't poisoned, and they died in midair, not upon impact with the ground.
The Minnesota attorney attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding that the 3M Co. pay to clean up contaminated water in three counties, alleging that the company discharged cancer-causing chemicals in the Mississippi River.
While the lawsuit did not ask for a specific dollar amount, potential damages could run in the tens of millions of dollars.
The state alleges that landfills used by 3M to store perfluorochemicals (PFCs) for decades have leaked into the Mississippi River and drinking water across the east-metro area.
PFCs, which do not occur in nature, accumulate in animals, fish and people and do not decompose. High levels of PFCs are known to cause cancer.