Workers with the Los Angeles County Health Department prepare soil samples to be tested for possible lead contamination near the Exide battery plant in February 2016.
Workers with the Los Angeles County Health Department prepare soil samples to be tested for possible lead contamination near the Exide battery plant in February 2016. Mel Melcon Los Angeles Times/TNS
Workers with the Los Angeles County Health Department prepare soil samples to be tested for possible lead contamination near the Exide battery plant in February 2016. Mel Melcon Los Angeles Times/TNS

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