What Lies Beneath

Brain and stomach cancer. Asthma and bronchitis. Miscarriages and stillbirths. All are health problems suffered by residents of Midway Village. Why won’t authorities close it down?

Whether the suggestions will influence Adams remains unknown. Two months after the Sacramento meeting, she sent a letter to Bay that described permanent relocation of residents as less "cost effective" than "using well-designed methods of cleanup which allow people to remain safely in their homes."

Decisions about relocation of residents or whether to shutter Midway involve so many federal, state, and county agencies that, in the end, nothing may change. The bureaucratic morass almost guarantees the status quo will endure, so new ideas and initiatives disappear into the muck. It's a different kind of toxic stew than what lurks below Midway Village. But four women wade on.

"Somehow, some way," LaDonna Williams says, "we need to figure out a way to do what's right for the people of Midway."

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