Lead found in soil at Trenton elementary school playground; students to be tested

The mayor says the lead contamination comes from an old factory in the city. Trenton used to have many old pottery factories.

Matt Trapani

Jan 31, 2024, 5:34 PM

Updated 174 days ago

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All outdoor play areas at Grant Elementary School in East Trenton are temporarily closed after lead was found in the soil.
Mayor Reed Gusciora says that the city will be working with the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the ground and provide testing for students.
"They can stay in the school because the blacktop area and the school itself serve as a natural buffer to the lead that's in the soil from the factories,” Gusciora says.
The mayor says the lead contamination comes from an old factory in the city. Trenton used to have many old pottery factories.
He says that if residents have concerns over lead in the area, they should contact the city to get the soil tested.


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