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No common link for birth defects near CA dump

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
California health officials say there is no common cause for birth defects plaguing infants near Kettleman City, the site of the West's largest hazardous-waste landfill.After a state investigation, officials found no common health or environmental link between birth defects near the city, where residents are fighting the expansion of Chemical Waste Management Inc.'s landfill.

Officials reviewed the cases of 11 children born with birth defects, and they also combed through air, soil and water in the community.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered the investigation in February.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.