Add copper to the list of metals that are increasingly being stolen from the public domain, as high demand worldwide has tripled the price that ...
Add copper to the list of metals that are increasingly being stolen from the public domain, as high demand worldwide has tripled the price that recyclers pay.
A year ago, Governing wrote about the rampant theft of scrap steel and aluminum. Now, USA Today reports that vandals are making off with "everything from electrical wires to plumbing pipes to vases from grave markers."
Better hope that the Statue of Liberty is bolted down tight!
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Virginia Governor Restores 13,000 Felons' Voting Rights, This Time One by One4 hours ago
Big Transit Plans Go Before Voters in November5 hours ago
In Closely Watched Case Around U.S., California Teachers Unions Get a Major Victory9 hours ago
Video Release of Milwaukee Police Shooting Delayed9 hours ago
Michigan State Police Lab Mishandled 4,000+ Alcohol Tests9 hours ago
Despite California's Strict Law, Thousands Start School Unvaccinated9 hours ago