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Durham to host forum about contaminated soil in parks

Durham Parks and Recreation will host a virtual public forum to discuss contaminated soil found in five public parks. The forum, which will include impacted neighbors, organizational partners and stakeholders from the city of Durham, the state Department of Health and Human Services and the state Department of Environmental Quality, will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30pm.

Since discovering lead in the soil at East End, East Durham, Lyon Park, Northgate and Walltown parks, the city has installed fences and marked off areas to prohibit access. The city said that the contaminated soil can be dangerous to children’s health.

Residents can register for the forum online. Real time Spanish interpretation will be provided.

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