In a contentious meeting Tuesday night, the city council took on gun control and support for a program that works to curtail violence in Richmond after a deadly week that ended with three dead in...
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In late March 2013, a group of about 25 attended a "Toxic Tour" of Richmond led by Communities for a Better Environment organizer Andres Soto.
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Decades of industrial pollution have left toxic contaminants in Richmond's air, water, and soil. Click on the icons to learn more.
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The Lauritzen Channel has more DDT in it than before the 1996 cleanup, and some fish are turning up with DDT levels in their tissues hundreds of times higher than their counterparts in the rest...
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Many fish that swim in the bay contain high levels of mercury and other contaminants, but because of persistent pesticide contamination, eating fish from the Richmond Harbor area may be particularly risky.
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Banned pesticides, primarily DDT and dieldrin, continue to poison the Richmond Inner Harbor, despite cleanup efforts more than a decade ago.