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The sentencing of a man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide to a suicidal Englishman is set to resume in Maine.
In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Luneburg, Germany.
Miners left open pits and dug-up stream beds that continue to leak cyanide, mercury, antimony and other toxic metals into the river, the U.S. Geological Survey said in 2015.
The dog, a 3-year-old Labrador, died quickly and the teen suffered cyanide poisoning for weeks before recovering.
Oddly enough, peach and cherry pits contain their own form of deadly chemical: cyanide.
That left the state and federal governments to foot the bill for a $100 million cleanup of cyanide, arsenic and other contaminants that polluted adjacent land and waterways.
No centralized database tracks how many fish are taken from reefs, for instance, and little information exists about how the capture of fish—sometimes by the destructive use of cyanide and dynamite—affects their numbers in the wild.
Fugu, considered one of the world’s most poisonous fish with venom more deadly than cyanide, can be safely prepared.
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: a very poisonous chemical
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