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Deserted oil wells haunt Los Angeles with toxic fumes and enormous cleanup costs

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust. Sign up to receive our stories. This story also appeared in The Los Angeles Times Thick oil was once so abundant beneath Southern California that it bubbled to the surface, most famously at the La Brea Tar Pits. But after more […]