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It may seem like something out of a movie, but hundreds of Freeport residents are being told they'll soon be tested for exposure to potentially toxic metals. State health officials say that dangerous metal like nickel and cobalt have been found in both the air and the soil in areas of Freeport. Luke Metzger with Environment Texas thinks this is indicative of a big problem. "It's a sign that the industries and the state has not been doing enough to keep pollution out of the air and water," says Metzger.