USA Today pokes fun at Hanford in candy corn list

November 1, 2013 

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USA Today had some Halloween fun at the expense of Hanford this week when it listed "5 things you didn't know about candy corn."

TRI-CITY HERALD FILE

USA Today had some Halloween fun at the expense of Hanford this week when it listed “5 things you didn't know about candy corn.”

“You either love (candy corn) or hate it. There's no middle ground on this important issue,” wrote author Bill Mann.

To support his point he listed little-known “facts” about the orange-gold sugary treats.

No. 3 on the list: There are landfills devoted entirely to surplus candy corn

“Candy corn is non-biodegradable, and most waste-management companies won't touch the stuff. It must be carefully sorted and then trucked to a few special sites around the country in remote areas -- e.g., the one at the federal nuclear storage site out in Hanford, WA. EPA officials there say they're as worried about candy-corn leakage into the aquifers as they are about nuclear-waste seepage.”

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