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Arsenic Contamination

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This story was produced by Rubén Tapia with support from USC Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Impact Fund. His reporting looks at how delays in the cleanup of neighborhoods contaminated by emissions from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in LA is affecting the health of residents...
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As the California state agency in charge of cleaning up lead and arsenic contaminated areas in southeast Los Angeles faces complaints of slow progress from neighbors living in toxic homes, state lawmakers continue seeking a compliance audit and reforms of the agency.

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