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ID:

9

Date:

2004-10-26

Headline:

EPA acknowledges children near former copper smelter at risk

Reporter's name:

Chris Roberts

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

West El Paso, TX

Summary:

An Environmental Protection Agency memo obtained by The Associated Press through FOIA revealed that the agency knew that children who played near a copper smelter in El Paso, Texas, were at risk for brain and kidney damage because of the high content of lead in the soil. The agency already had spent $7 million to clean lead from the soil, but the lead level was still considered harmful.


Agencies:

EPA

States:

TX

Categories:

environment


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