Saturday, Sep 23, 2023

Urban parks built on former waste incineration sites could be lead hotspots, study finds

For much of the last century, many cities across the United States and Canada burned their trash and waste in municipal incinerators. Most of these facilities were closed by the early 1970s due to concerns about the pollution they added to the air, but a new Duke University study finds that their legacy of contamination could live on in urban soils.