Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Family faces lead contamination in Throop, PA

March 31, 2009 - A family that lives 1,000 yards from the Marjol Battery site in Throop, Pennsylvania were found to have lead in their blood, at high levels for their two youngest children. Their home also tested positive for lead contamination. "Our children can't go in the yard. They can't use the swing set. They won't be able to use the pool.....The people of Throop need to know what's going on."

The Marjol site was once home to a plant that reclaimed lead from car batteries. The plant closed in 1982, but the battery landfill was contaminated with lead that posed significant health risks to neighbors of the site.


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