Lincoln Heights Apartment Project Uncovers Contaminated Grounds

Source:, May 22, 2022
By: Emily Andrews

In late 2021, a project’s re-development of 141 West Avenue 34––an apartment building in Lincoln Heights Los Angeles––brought back a forgotten case of a company’s toxic chemical dump in 1984.

According to the Los Angeles Times, in the original 1984 case, investigators who searched underneath the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles discovered a total of 252 barrels filled with toxic chemicals– some of them almost empty when their contents corroded through the metal and leaked into the soil, with several others dumped into sewer lines.

The company who owned the location, American Caster Corporation, had been practicing dumping toxic chemicals for four years before being discovered. Read more.

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