Could a toxic site be on your Philly block? New research reveals hidden hazards
Decades after the factories of Kensington and Northern Liberties began closing, the area’s industrial legacy remains in plain sight. Last year’s Toxic City investigation — in which Inquirer and Daily News reporters found lead-tainted soil in parks, playgrounds, and yards across the River Wards — made clear the hazards remain as well.
Now, new research reveals that those hidden threats extend far beyond that small corner of Philadelphia and that upward of 93 percent of hazardous industrial sites are not tracked by regulators.
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