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Photographers revisit sites of EPA's 'Documerica' project to see how things have changed over 40 years

Forty years after the Environmental Protection Agency sent an army of nearly 100 photographers across the country to capture images at the dawn of environmental regulation, The Associated Press went back for Earth Day this year to see how things have changed. It is something the …
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