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Lead contamination poisons a neighborhood's home values

May 6, 2016
Residents of East Los Angeles are seeing prices drop and can't sell their homes.
Terry Cano (left) and brother Joe Gonzalez were born and raised in Boyle Heights. Both have serious medical problems they attribute to the lead in their soil.
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In Los Angeles, lack of trust makes lead cleanup tougher

May 5, 2016
In East Los Angeles, the state agency that let a battery recycling plan operate for years must clean up after it.
Jessica Prieto (right) signs up Hillary Velasquez for soil testing in East Los Angeles.
Jed Kim/Maketplace