clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Heavy Metal

A plan to build a new high school where Booker T. Washington School once stood isn't flying with those who are concerned that the site, home to the Silver City landfill until the 1930s, is teeming with toxicity. A 2012 test "revealed unacceptable levels of heavy metals — such as antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury and zinc — in soil samples as deep as 15 feet." [Advocate]