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US Department of Energy

Stemming from a dramatic rise in value over the past decade, nearly 50,000 incidents of copper theft have cost U.S. utility sites an estimated $1 billion annually. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Copper Theft Costs US Nearly $1 Billion Annually

Stemming from a dramatic rise in value over the past decade, nearly 50,000 incidents of copper theft have cost U.S. utility sites an estimated $1 billion annually.

08/13/2013