• Bliss was the driver of the truck that unknowingly spread dioxin on the gravel roads of Times Beach, Missouri. Russell Bliss was a waste hauler contracted to spray oil on the dirt roads of Times Beach, Missouri. In doing so, Bliss unknowingly contaminated the town with dioxin and other chemicals that he'd mixed with the oil. The contamination forced residents to evacuate the town, and Times Beach became a notorious Superfund site. Bliss apologized for his actions in 1983, but was never convicted of any wrongdoing.

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