16 Nov '11, 5pm

Chemical 'Snow' Blankets Cancer-Hit Turkish Town

Chemical 'Snow' Blankets Cancer-Hit Turkish Town

Milliyet.com.tr /Screen capture This headline from a major Turkish newspaper's website reads: "Fear of sticky white in Dilovası!" Winter appeared to have come early this year in Dilovası, an industrial suburb of Istanbul where residents awoke earlier this month to find treetops, laundry lines , backyard vegetable gardens , and greenhouse roofs dusted in white -- but it wasn't with snow. The origins of the sticky white substance that has repeatedly rained down on Dilovası and neighboring towns are being investigated by government scientists, and local officials have said they will close down any factory determined to have created it "if necessary." For now, the nearly 200 industrial facilities in the area, including steel smelting plants and paint-manufacturing operations, continue to operate as normal. Some of the 45,000 residents of the district say the response has been ...

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