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Binghamton State Office Building Edit

On February 5th, 1981 a transformer fire in the 18 story "State Office Building" (AKA "The Toxic Tower" AKA "The SOB") put Binghamton, NY in headlines world-wide. As a result of the fire, the entire building was contaminated with PCB'S, PCDF'S, TCDF, PCDD'S, TCDD, and polychlorinated biphenyls.

It remains a topic of study; of the accident itself, the 13 year, $47 million clean-up and the decision making process.