Exide Battery Plant Contamination Continues

Because of the gas leak in Porter Ranch, two schools have been temporarily moved out of the area, and residents of about 5,000 homes have been relocated. Last month Gov. Jerry Brown visited and declared a state of emergency. But in communities southeast of downtown, such as Bell, Commerce, Huntington Park and Boyle Heights, an estimated 10,000 homes have been contaminated over decades by toxins spewed from the Exide battery recycling plant. It has been almost a year since the plant closed permanently, but there has been no visit from Brown and most of the homes in question have yet to receive any testing or remediation. We get an update on those affected.