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.
Our reporting began with the Los Angeles teachers strike and included coverage of the immigration, housing and climate crises.
Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.