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Heal the Bay alleges lax oversight of toxics

Heal the Bay says its staff spent the past year reviewing eight years of records on wastewater discharges kept by the Los Angeles Water Quality Control Board. The findings: "A shocking pattern of lax oversight and enforcement of clean water regulations...polluters have been allowed to release millions of gallons of toxic-laden effluents into receiving bodies with virtual impunity in Los Angeles and Ventura counties." The report is due to go up on the web around midnight.

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