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Environmental groups sue L.A., Malibu

March 3, 2008 |  2:13 pm

malibu lagoon Who should have to clean up all the lead, copper, cyanide and, well, poop flowing from creeks, rivers and storm drains into the Pacific?

If conservationists get their wish, the pair of lawsuits they filed today will force L.A. and Malibu to do the cleanup and foot the bill. No suggestions on how in the filing, just when they want it to happen: Now.

More details from Kenneth R. Weiss.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times