Durham public meeting being held on lead being found in city parks

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
Durham residents get first look at lead test results from city parks
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A report by Duke University researchers found the elevated levels of lead contamination in five city parks.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- People who live in Durham will get an updated timeline on when a company contracted by the city to test for lead after elevated levels were found at Walltown, East End, and East Durham parks.

Lyon Park and Northgate Park are also being tested.

A report by Duke University researchers found the elevated levels of lead contamination.

They found lead levels three or four times higher than the EPA safety threshold for recreational areas.

All three parks in the study were the former locations of waste incinerators.

The public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.

It'll happen in the council chambers at Durham City Hall.