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Urgent: Proposed development on contaminated site in Lincoln Heights

Image Date: Fri, Mar 26, 2021  RE: Proposed Residential Project at 135–153 West Avenue 34;  Case No. Env-2016-2173-MND -REC1; Council File No. 21-0024 Dear Dear Governor Newsom, Mayor Garcetti, and Hon. Los Angeles City Councilmembers, I am writing to you today requesting action on an urgent threat to human health and safety in Lincoln Heights. This concerns a 468-unit development which includes affordable housing being built on a toxic spill site in a low-income residential neighborhood across the street from a public elementary school. The city has approved this project without the requisite evaluation of the risks posed by PCE, TCE, and other toxic contaminants present at this site. I learned today that DTSC might approve as soon as Monday, March 29 a proposal by the developer to only perform testing after the project commences, rather than testing or making an assessment o