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This photo taken April 13, 2012, shows people sunning themselves on a beach on Lake Charles, La., opposite a cement terminal on the far side of the lake near the site of the old Olin-Matheison Plant. The view from the same vantage point was photographed for "Documerica" program, 1972-1977, instituted by the then new Environmental Protection Agency, to document subjects of environmental concern. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)