Lead in the dirt?
March 28, 2011 2:29 PM Subscribe
Is there really a garden-ban in Portland, Maine because of lead in the soil?
posted by furnace.heart to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I recently heard that Portland, ME has a gardening ban for edible fruits and vegetables because of high-levels of lead in the soil...
Unfortunately, my google-skills are coming up with nothing but fairly paranoid sounding blogs convinced of everything giving their children autism...I'm trying to find something a bit more balanced.
Is this true? If so how on earth did this happen and what area around the city is considered 'contaminated'? Is this common in the Northeast, or is it a unique thing to Portland?