Green technology for lead cleanup

Posted by Christine, June 25, 2011

Soil polluted with lead has long plagued the South Prescott neighborhood of West Oakland. But cleanup is finally getting underway.

This Saturday, June 25, the community is invited to learn more about the new green technology this project will use to clean up residential properties there.

This story is a preview of Oakland Local’s upcoming series of feature stories on polluted properties in West Oakland: “Toxic Tour 2: Right Beneath Our Feet.” This package is Oakland Local’s sequel to the 2009 award-winning investigative series, Bay Area Toxic Tour.

The June 25 Community Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the EPA Incident Command Post for this cleanup project: 349 Mandela Parkway, between Third and Fifth streets.

The purpose of this event is to inform residents of the South Prescott neighborhood about free lead cleanup services available to them and to answer their questions about the new cleanup technology being tried there.