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Region 1: New England


ORD with assistance of Lead Safe Yard Project team has developed a handbook during the course of the project that may be useful to other organizers/homeowners interested in starting a similar project in their community. If you or your community has wooden housing built prior to the early 70's it's possible that you may have lead contaminated soils (the older the housing the more likely that soils have been contaminated).

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* Download the entire Handbook (PDF) (149 pp, 5.3 MB)

Table of Contents of the Lead-Safe Yard
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF) (7 pp, 225 K)
Chapter 2 How to use this handbook (PDF) (2 pp, 67 K)
Chapter 3 Lead In Soil: Why Is It a Problem? (PDF) (18 pp, 447 K)
Chapter 4 Beginning the Program (PDF) (6 pp, 199 K)
Chapter 5 Communicating About Lead in Soil and Your Lead-Safe Yard Program (PDF) (32 pp, 1 MB)
Chapter 6 Collecting and Managing Data on Lead in Soil (PDF) (16 pp, 1.1 MB)
Chapter 7 Yard Treatments (PDF) (28 pp, 1.7 MB)
Chapter 8 Yard Maintenance (PDF) (12 pp, 283 K)
Chapter 9 Evaluating Your Lead-Safe Yard Program (PDF) (4 pp, 98 K)
Chapter 10 Non-Residential Applications of Lead-Safe Yard Mitigation Strategies (PDF) (1 pg, 25 K)
Appendix A Safer Soil Pilot Program of Cambridge, Massachusetts (3 pp, 48 K)
Appendix B Some Proposed Models for Less-Resource-Intensive Approaches to Implementing Lead-Safe Yard Programs (PDF) (1 pg, 25 K)
Appendix C Future Options—Using Plants To Treat Lead-Contaminated Soils (PDF) (3 pp, 239 K)
Appendix D Quality Assurance Project Plan for: A Community Based Environmental Lead Assessment and Remediation Program (14 pp, 290 K)

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