Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Toxic soil lurks beneath Carson CA. neighborhood

April 27, 2010- The discovery of methane gas and benzene has transformed a 50-acre neighborhood into an environmental case study — a reminder of Southern California’s history as a center of the oil industry.

When Ron and Belinda Oglesby moved into Carson's Carousel neighborhood in 2003, they saw a solid, middle-class area where homeowners set down roots and lived for decades, where Santa Claus paraded through the streets on a firetruck and children returned to buy their own homes.

Six years later, they noticed workmen drilling holes and leaving cryptic white marks on the streets.


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