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I-Team: Lawrence Workers Say Trash Pile Is Affecting Their Health
By Lauren Leamanczyk, WBZ-TV
September 11, 2015 8:56 PM

These piles here, they’re all street sweepings,” says Ike Gabriel. “You can see the grass growing. Who knows what’s in there, needles, human waste, probably weapons.”

According to Ike Gabriel, the union rep for the workers there, the conditions are so bad some wear face masks to help cut the smell. And many worry it’s affecting their health.

Read more of this story on the WBZ-TV site.

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