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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:21:03 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "L.A. to test Jordan Downs soil for lead contamination"
L.A. to test Jordan Downs soil for lead contamination

by Tony Barboza 
Los Angeles Ttimes (CA)
June 13, 2014

State environmental regulators have ordered Los Angeles housing officials to test the soil in the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts to determine whether lead contamination on a vacant, city-owned parcel extends onto land where more than 2,500 of the city's poorest residents live.

The community has been asking for this since last August and those calls had been ignored. - L.A. Human Right to Housing Collective's Thelmy Perez
The Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles agreed to submit a plan by next week to conduct lead screening within the 700-unit complex, according to a series of letters released this week by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control.

The investigation stems from the housing authority's plan to remove and replace thousands of truckloads of contaminated soil from 21 acres of former industrial land next to the housing project. The site is being cleaned up for a major revitalization project.


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