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LA Times Today: DDT dumping ground

LA Times Today: DDT dumping ground

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A new LA Times investigation is unraveling a toxic mystery in the coastal waters off Catalina.

It’s a tale of how the ocean became a dumping ground for DDT—a now-banned pesticide—which largely remained a buried secret until a new generation of scientists discovered it.

LA Times environmental reporter Rosanna Xia wrote about their findings.