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Many near Exide plant concerned about lead poisoning, dissatisfied with cleanup, county survey finds

Many people living near a closed battery-recycling plant in southeast Los Angeles County are not satisfied with progress on a massive state-led cleanup of lead-contaminated homes, a survey by health officials has found. Of the households surveyed near the former Exide Technologies plant, 55% said...
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