Economic Development At What Cost?

Amid reports of lung damage in children and cancer-causing chemicals, should the West Coast's largest port be allowed to expand?
September 13, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The plans for what would be one of the West Coast's largest container terminals won the unanimous approval of port commissioners last month, like most such projects in a city that considers its port a leading 'economic engine.' .. But that was before Long Beach [CA] was stunned by a one-two punch: In one week, two scientific studies raised questions about whether diesel fumes and other air pollution from the port could be causing serious lung problems in the city."

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Published on Sunday, September 12, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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