Dozens of residents showed up at the /*Kettleman City*/ Elementary School to hear the latest on the investigation into whether toxic emissions caused a series of birth defects in the area.
Thursday night's meeting was organized by the California Department of Public Health.
Several health officials were on hand to answer questions and talk about the next step in their investigation.
It comes just one week after the waste management facility was cited for the improper storage of chemical materials.
The State Department of Health will interview affected families next week.
Residents in Kettleman City are planning a rally on June.