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Toxics Cleanup Program

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Industrial air emissions and pesticides used in farming have polluted large areas of soil in Washington with arsenic and lead. This type of pollution, called area-wide soil contamination, puts many of our communities at risk. Arsenic and lead are toxic metals that can be harmful to human health and children are especially vulnerable.


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