According to The New York Times, Congress recently approved legislation that allows The Environmental Protection Agency to relocate residents.
Under the guise of this legislation residents of the Kansas town, Treece, have reportedly been brought out of their residencies. The town was allegedly toxically contaminated from lead and zinc mining.
[SIDEBAR: I wonder what the government will do with the recently purchased parcel of land. Will it be sanitized (if possible) and returned to the former residents? Will it eventually be built on? If so, what will be built?]