The RSR Lead Smelter in West Dallas operated from at least 1936 to 1984 as a secondary lead smelter operation, turning old lead batteries and other materials into lead. West Dallas residents were possibly exposed to dangerous levels of lead, as well as arsenic and cadmium.(132) The legacy of hazardous waste from this facility has left irreversible health effects - mainly due to lead poisoning - among African Americans and Latinos living in the vicinity of the facility.
Lawsuits brought by both the residents and the Texas Attorney General's Office resulted in the closing of the plant in 1984 and a $3.8 million clean-up which culminated in 1986. However, following the discovery of high lead blood levels in residents, and "hot spots" that were never properly tested or monitored
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