The Camp Fire has left behind millions of tons of contaminated debris. Here’s just how big that is

When California's devastating wildfires burn through cities, they leave millions of tons of contaminated debris behind. Here's how the debris cleanup from the Camp Fire will dwarf the state’s previous devastating fires.
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When California's devastating wildfires burn through cities, they leave millions of tons of contaminated debris behind. Here's how the debris cleanup from the Camp Fire will dwarf the state’s previous devastating fires.

Emily Cadei works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, where she covers national politics and policy for McClatchy’s California readers. A native of Sacramento, she has spent more than a decade in D.C. reporting on U.S. elections, Congress and foreign affairs for publications including Newsweek, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call.