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Should California’s state rock be stripped of its title because it contains asbestos? | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times
Monday 5 Jul 2010, 11:14
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Senate Bill 624, which has been passed by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources but still has a long way to go in the Legislature, would strip serpentine of its state-rock title, held since 1965. Why? Because the rock “contains the deadly mineral chrysotile asbestos, a known carcinogen, exposure to which increases the risk of the cancer mesothelioma” and because “California should not designate a rock known to be toxic to the health of its residents as the state’s official rock.”

via Should California’s state rock be stripped of its title because it contains asbestos? | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times.

Lets see here, we can’t pass a budget on time, or fix any major problem of California, but we can waste time and money one this?

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1 Comment

Thanks for speaking up on this issue. You know, California’s historic railroad lines cross serpentine country. Any meddlesome citizen could have those rail routes closed, or forced to perform expensive remediation, under the language of this bill. I am told that the bill goes to the full Assembly on August 2, so time’s a-wasting.

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