|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:10:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Removal Begins of Lead-Contaminated Soil From Homes Near Exide Plant, " Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California|
Removal Begins of Lead-Contaminated Soil From Homes Near Exide Plant By Patrick Healy NBC Los Angeles (CA) August 12, 2014Topsoil is being removed to a depth of 18 inches from the yard of a Boyle Heights home where testing previously confirmed the presence of lead contamination suspected of coming from a currently closed battery recycling plant, according to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Work will also begin soon at another residential location where lead concentrations in excess of 400 parts per million were also found in soil samples, DTSC head of permitting Rizgar Ghazi said.
The contaminated soil will be to taken to an Arizona landfill authorized to receive hazardous waste, Ghazi said. New soil will be brought to the properties and landscaping will be restored, the state pledged. Afterwards, the interiors of the homes are to be cleaned and the air passed through HEPA filters.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Removal-Begins-of-Lead- Contaminated-Soil-From-Homes-Near-Exide-Plant-270849031.html
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