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January 20, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Bell Gardens residents who believe a local chrome-plating plant has contaminated the neighborhood with deadly toxins announced Tuesday that they are suing the company and demanded that public officials ensure the safety of the area. Neighbors and community organizers contend that hazardous chemicals produced at Chrome Crankshaft have sunk into the ground water and polluted the two schools next door, causing an elevated risk of cancer and other health problems.
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February 27, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Saucedo was giving an old neighborhood friend a ride home one afternoon last summer in Bell Gardens. They hadn't seen each other in years, and the woman inquired about Saucedo's three sons. I only have two now, Saucedo responded quietly. My youngest, Joseph, died of cancer two years ago. The woman was startled by the coincidence. I just lost my nephew to cancer, she said. Didn't your son go to Suva Elementary School like my nephew?
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NEWS
February 27, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Saucedo was giving an old neighborhood friend a ride home one afternoon last summer in Bell Gardens. They hadn't seen each other in years, and the woman inquired about Saucedo's three sons. I only have two now, Saucedo responded quietly. My youngest, Joseph, died of cancer two years ago. The woman was startled by the coincidence. I just lost my nephew to cancer, she said. Didn't your son go to Suva Elementary School like my nephew?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Bell Gardens residents who believe a local chrome-plating plant has contaminated the neighborhood with deadly toxins announced Tuesday that they are suing the company and demanded that public officials ensure the safety of the area. Neighbors and community organizers contend that hazardous chemicals produced at Chrome Crankshaft have sunk into the ground water and polluted the two schools next door, causing an elevated risk of cancer and other health problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999
Residents gathered Tuesday to celebrate the cleanup of a chrome-plating facility where state officials found high levels of toxic pollutants next door to an elementary school. Seven months after it suspended operations, Chrome Crankshaft Co. officially shut down its chrome-plating function this week as part of a cleanup plan ordered by the Department of Toxic Substance Control.
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