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Kettleman City faces tough decisions over clean water

Kettleman City

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Photo of Kettleman City, California on April 8, 2008.

For decades, the small farmworker community of Kettleman City in California has been home to the largest toxic waste dump in the western United States. It's also home to a water system polluted by arsenic.

But now the landfill is seeking permission to expand, and it's making residents an offer they might not be able to refuse. From the California Report, Rebecca Plevin has this story.

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