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Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say
Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say

Soil tests at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts detected acceptable levels of lead that do not require cleanup, state toxic waste regulators have concluded. Los Angeles housing officials conducted lead screening in July under orders from the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to determine whether lead contamination on a vacant, city-owned parcel extended onto land where more than 2,500 of the city's poorest residents live. The sampling for harmful metals, conducted within portions of the 700-unit complex that border the vacant site, detected lead concentrations ranging from 23 to 145 parts per million. Of the 30 soil samples taken, 14 exceeded 80 ppm, the...

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