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posted 02/19/13

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The smell of chemicals in Globeville, Colo., isn't a constant presence. But residents there have long questioned what potential health risks might accompany them.

Globeville, CO, residents who won a legal battle 20-years ago against the owner of a smelter that polluted their neighborhoods are still waiting for the clean-up to be completed.

The Globeville area of Denver once attracted immigrants from around the world to work the dangerous smelter jobs, and at the adjoining rail yards, and the meatpacking operations that came later. It's now hoping to clean up its environment and experience a renaissance of reconstruction and rebirth.