“As officials descended on Winona to gauge the extent of the damage, many feared the worst. A disastrous chemical spill would not only damage the beloved lake, but also hurt the economy of the community that depended on it. Yet, after conducting tests on the water, officials announced that the toxic compounds that spilled from the plant had dissipated to below detectable levels. The chemicals from the spill had practically disappeared, diluted away by Winona’s waters.”

Where Does That Flower Bloom by Conner Gordon (2/4)

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