Idaho Lead Pollution Victims Still Suffer Physical, Emotional Ills

"SMELTERVILLE, Idaho -- They call themselves 'the leaded.'

They grew up in the shadow of a giant lead smelter here, and were contaminated with some of the biggest lead releases in the nation's history.

They complain they have suffered physical and emotional problems their entire lives, with little medical help from the government. They are speaking up now to encourage more people in this mining region to get their children tested for lead exposure."

Nicholas K. Geranios reports for the Associated Press September 5, 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010