Meeting will address sludge piles dumped in Lebec by LA county trucks

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A state legislator is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss Kern County residents' concerns over Los Angeles dumping sludge in Lebec.

On Friday the City of Los Angeles said it will end shipments of green waste to Kern County after a smelly mound of compost turned up. The dump, on a man's property, may have been illegal.

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Assemblyman Rudy Salas is planning a town hall meeting later this month to try and get answers from the California EPA and Natural Resources Agency about public health and environmental risks of the application of sewage sludge in Kern County.

The meeting will be Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bakersfield City Council chambers on Truxtun Avenue.

It will be an open forum and those in attendance can ask questions and voice concerns.

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