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Living in a Toxic Land: Farmer and whirlwind activist Tom Frantz highlights Kern County as a dumping ground.
HURON -- At 5:30 a.m., the main drag here fills with campesinos -- farmworkers facing another sweaty day at low pay. Fieldwork is the main occupation in poverty-plagued Huron.
In the wide-open spaces of southwest Fresno County, living in Lanare (population 590) is deceptively risky. People in Lanare's ZIP code die a decade sooner than those in the Woodward Park area of northeast Fresno, according to a Fresno State study released last year.