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Yes, it's asbestos

Federal mineralogists have now corroborated what toxicologists from another agency reported last year: Sierra-foothills communities around Sacramento, Calif., are built atop soils naturally laced with asbestos.

The confirmatory findings appear in a December 2006 report by Gregory P. Meeker and his team at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Denver.

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