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Toxic Shock

Oil company AllenCo has temporarily shut down operations at a University Park oil field that's (allegedly) been making neighbors, EPA inspectors, and senate staffers sick, but "They're not admitting to anything," says their spokesman. " They are, however, working with engineers and environmental consultants to figure out what the problem is so they can get back to harvesting oil in the middle of a residential neighborhood. [SCPR, LAT]