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Public outcry over waste plant expansion

February 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Plans to expand a hazardous waste plant are sparking a large public outcry in Boyle Heights.A huge crowd packed a meeting Tuesday night, with many expressing opposition to the project proposed by the Industrial Services Oil Company.

Residents say the community already has its fair share of these types of facilities and they worry nearby homes and schools will suffer from any expansion.

Meanwhile, the company says it still needs approval from the state, and is dedicated to conducting itself in a safe and environmentally responsive manner.

 

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