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Damage from copper theft costly; crackdown proposed (access required)

Power outage Thieves will go so far as to cut down power poles to steal the copper wire inside the transformer, seen here with the top pried off.A surge of copper theft that has left wells, houses and utility stations stripped of the semiprecious metal has triggered aggressive measures by lawmakers who vow their ...

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