Community activists look out the window as they drive by Mount San Diego, a human waste composting site, during a tour in Thermal, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2011. Community activists in Southern ... more 
Community activists look out the window as they drive by Mount San Diego, a human waste composting site, during a tour in Thermal, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2011. Community activists in Southern California's Coachella Valley have been toiling for years along the eastern rim of this crescent-shaped breadbasket to spread the word about the abandoned waste dumps, shoddy migrant housing and overburdened recycling facilities that are a fact of life in this poor, farmworker community. Their work paid off last month, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators cracked down on a soil recycling plant that was blamed by air quality officials for a putrid stench that sickened dozens of children and teachers at a nearby school. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jae C. Hong
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 4:24 PM EDT