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A Step Toward Justice for the Community of Watts

Lucy Sherriff:  L.A.’s district attorney just charged a polluting plant with 22 felonies. … against Atlas Metals, alleging the plant illegally disposed of hazardous waste, some of which was deposited on the grounds of the high school. … The school has been around since 1923, and the plant since 1949. … testing commissioned by the district found lead concentrations in dust samples collected from campus were 75 times higher than what the Environmental Protection Agency defines as a hazardous threshold. … Read here