Mira Loma, a town east of Los Angeles that’s become home to distribution centers and warehouses for some of the nation’s largest corporations, often finds itself playing host to more than 800 tractor trailers an hour.
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And, even in air-quality deprived Southern California, that makes for some serious pollution.
Caitlan Carroll, of American Public Media’s Marketplace, assessed their impact. Locals complain of soot, stench and respiratory problems and planners openly wish the village of Mira Loma weren’t so close to the warehouse district.