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Richmond’s Toxics

on December 7, 2012

Stories in this series:

One woman’s quest to clean up 100 years of chemical waste

Dangerous levels of DDT pollution in the Richmond Harbor

Henry Clark and three decades of environmental justice

Asthma hospitalization rates for children in Contra Costa County

(Click on red icons in map at top to see the areas where these stories focus on.)

Decades of industrial pollution have left toxic contaminants in Richmond’s air, water, and soil.

Click on the icons to learn more.

Legend for Richmond toxics map

Data from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. The above designations do not encompass all hazardous site designations by the DTSC or the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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