Residents feel betrayed after report from Duke shows lead contamination in Durham parks

A study published by Duke University researchers in December of 2022—but just coming to light—shows lead contamination in the soil of three Durham city parks. The parks identified in the study are Walltown Park, East End Park, and East Durham Park. All three parks formerly served as the location for city waste incinerators. Now, locals are saying they were never told of any possible dangers from the city or the university—and they're frustrated." —ABC News

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