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Identifying areas of high lead/arsenic level in soil
May 12, 2013 Eileen D
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I think the Soil Kitchen project in Philadelphia provides an interesting model for this– they used a civic art project to bring people together and collect soil samples from all over the city to be tested for hazardous chemicals. They then posted the results of these analyses to their website. This can be really valuable information for public health specialists and planning for community garden projects. I think there could be a lot of interesting work done with the geographic display of their data to make it more accessible and useful for decision makers, policy wonks, community advocates, etc.

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