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WUSA9 News: Are DC playgrounds safe? -   click   to watch video

WUSA9 News: Are DC playgrounds safe? - click to watch video

LEAD FOUND IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IN WASHINGTON, DC

High concentrations of lead have been found at Janney Elementary School.  Multiple samples from a rubberized poured in place (PIP) playground at Janney Elementary School tested positive for high concentrations of lead. These elevated lead levels should result in the immediate closure of the Janney PIP. 

This same PIP material is present in playgrounds throughout the District.  It is possible that some or all of these other locations also have dangerously high lead levels that put our city’s children at risk.

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