The five-year cleanup of a lead-contamination zone is a story of confusion, shifting goalposts, missed deadlines and bloated budgets.
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The Dept. of Toxic Substances Control has halted all field work on cleaning homes affected by Exide contamination until further notice.
Health officials took eight days to send letters to parents of children possibly contaminated by lead. And not everyone received a letter.
Reporter Joe Rubin explains how California’s public health department dropped the ball in a Bay Area contamination case.
Santa Clara County has not revealed how many of the children who attended a now-shuttered gymnastics facility have been tested for lead.