"California Lawmakers Seek Cleanup of Old Dumped DDT Barrels"

"California lawmakers are urging federal officials and Congress to act after researchers mapped what appeared to be more than 25,000 barrels dumped in an area off the coast of Los Angeles known for DDT contamination.

The Environmental Protection Agency is also working with state and federal agencies to investigate historical dumping of acid waste containing the pesticide dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) in a nearby area northeast of Santa Catalina Island, Mike Alpern, EPA’s director of public affairs for the agency’s Pacific Southwest region, said in an email.

The Assembly passed a resolution 70-0 Thursday calling for action, following the mapping announcement earlier this week. The resolution now needs Senate approval to be forwarded to Congress."

Emily C. Dooley reports for Bloomberg Environment April 30, 2021.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/03/2021