North Bottoms Residents Raise Questions About Lead Contamination

LINCOLN -- People living near a lead recycling plant site in Lincoln have questions and suspicions about a recently release contamination report. More than four dozen people have met with officials from state and local health and environmental agencies to discuss higher-than-normal lead levels found in the yards of some homes in the North Bottoms neighborhood. Lead is believed to have come from air emissions by the old Northwestern Metal Co. plant that once stood nearby, near Memorial Stadium. Some of those attending Tuesday's meeting asked whether the contamination tests were a ploy to reduce the value of their homes so real estate developers or the university could buy their homes cheap.






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