EPA waits for toxic chemicals report

July 28, 2008 10:25:40 AM PDT
The EPA hopes to find out on Monday whether there are toxic chemicals at a day care center in West Oakland.

Last week, officials placed canisters inside the day care center and in nearby homes to collect air samples. Now they are waiting for the results of lab tests.

This all comes after high levels of toxins were found on the site of a former metal plating shop at 30th Street and San Pablo Avenue.

If a cleanup is necessary, the government will pay the day care center and neighbors to move temporarily.


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