Higher lead levels found in children near Exide plant; the aftermath of an Echo Park murder-suicide


Silver Lake | Marsha Estes

MOrning Report

  • Children living near the Exide battery recycling plant south of Boyle Heights have been found to have higher levels of poisonous lead in their blood than those living farther away.   Emissions from the plant as well as exposure to lead-based paint in older homes mostly likely played a role in the elevated lead levels, according to state environmental officials.  L.A. Times
  • It’s been a decade since Sang Kim shot his wife, son and daughter before killing himself in their Echo Park apartment. Daughter Binna Kim, who was the only family member to survive, recounts the aftermath, her recovery and a new life in New York. L.A. Times
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