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City condemning vacant houses with lead contamination

July 7, 2009 7:26 am by

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An RTD report on the perils of lead paint in older homes drops that the city has been testing vacant houses in the city for lead contamination:

“The city will give us the addresses of vacant properties, and we are starting to go out and test these vacant properties now,” said Michael Welch of the Richmond City Health District. “If they have lead-based paint issues, then we are going to condemn the property so that they’re fixed before people can move into them.”


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