Eco-friendly LA school built on toxic site

September 8, 2010 5:14:45 PM PDT
A brand new Los Angeles school designed to be eco-friendly and co-named after climate change advocate Al Gore sits on toxic soil.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences was built on top of more than a dozen storage tanks from which industrial toxins are seeping.

Several tons of soil was hauled away over the weekend and officials have declared the school safe, but safety watchdogs say more soil may be contaminated.