The Toxic Mess Called Superfund

The Girl Scouts may find they've helped crumble the whole cookie.

When Detroit's Big Three faced a $40 million tab last year for cleaning up a toxic-waste site in Metamora, Mich., they sent their lawyers after more than 200 other parties that had also used the dump. Among the auto makers' targets: A local Girl Scout troop, which they claim sent garbage from a summer camp to the landfill. "We have no intention of paying," says a Girl Scout spokeswoman.

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