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Debate rages over solution for toxic chemical site planned for development

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The Richmond Planning Commission on Thursday heard a proposal to build thousands of homes on one of the most toxic sites in California.  The land on the property known as Campus Bay is a former chemical dump site that has left the land so toxic that some officials are proposing putting a concrete cap over the whole property to seal it in.  The question being raised: Is it a place people should be living?