December 26, 2008--Old chemicals found years later in marine mammals (L.A. Times)

More than a generation has passed since manufacturers in Southern California dumped large quantities of the pesticide DDT and the chemical PCB into the Los Angeles County sewer system, which spilled them onto the ocean floor off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. But a Cal State Long Beach lecturer and a student have found that the toxic chemicals continue to exact a toll on the local marine environment, as shown by high concentrations present in marine mammals, including seals and sea lions.

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