to an editorial oversight, we neglected to explain, in the
preface to last week’s cover story, how Travis Durfee came
to be in Afghanistan reporting on an eye-care program run
by a Delmar optician [“Sight for Sore Eyes,” April 29]. Durfee
accompanied freelance photographer Connie Frisbee Houde, who
has traveled to Afghanistan and other developing nations in
the past, and who invited Durfee along to help document the
eye-care program for which she raised more than $7,000 in
the past year.
our feature story about the contaminated National Lead site
[“One Half-Life to Live,” Feb. 5], we incorrectly reported
that researcher John Arnason found that the soil by Patroon
Creek was 25 to 95 percent depleted uranium. In fact, the
soil had a high level of uranium (320 ppm), 25 to 95 percent
of which was DU.
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