Our Polluted City

October 15, 2015 |  by  |  Morning Blend  |  , , ,

 

a past Green Justice Philly rally

a past Green Justice Philly rally

  • At Almond & Cumberland Streets, near the convergence of Kensington’s with Port Richmond, several companies—John T. Lewis, National Lead, Anzon—had smelted lead for use in paints for a century and a half. Now the federal Environmental Protection Agency says its testing reveals that 11-13% of area children as having elevated levels of lead in their blood. No federally funded soil remediation has been announced, reports NewsWorks. “Obviously if this is what’s going on throughout the city,” mused Sandy Salzman,  head of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation. “It needs to be fixed citywide, but I want to see my neighborhood fixed first, because we’ve been fighting this fight for a very long time,” she said.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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