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California OK’s plan to cap, not remove, toxic soil from East Bay brownfield

Richmond resident, entrepreneur and activist Sherry Padgett points out 30 acres of contaminated marshland in Richmond on Dec. 9, 2015. | Courtesy Bay Area News Group

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California’s toxic substances authority is allowing an 86-acre brownfield to be capped over with concrete rather than requiring the soil be removed ahead of a proposal to build 4,000 apartments there.