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There are so many good things to read on the Internet right now! Why don’t you take the rest of the day off? Go on—you’ve got my permission. And my suggestions:

Wes Enzinna’s “Last Ones Left in a Toxic Kansas Town,” which appears in the forthcoming New York Times Magazine, looks at Treece, a small town left to ruin by the mining industry. In the 1920s the Treece area was the country’s leading producer of zinc and lead, but by 1981, after its resources had been depleted, the EPA found it one of the most contaminated spots in the country. By now, Enzinna writes,