Cleanup work resuming at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral | Nation

PARIS (AP) — Staff are progressively returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to filter hazardous particles and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.

A Tradition Ministry official mentioned the work is beginning to resume Monday. Strict new lead-protection measures for staff embody disposable clothes and a brand new decontamination zone to make sure their actions do not generate any air pollution outdoors the location.

The consolidation work is an important first step to prepared the delicate cathedral for reconstruction.

A whole bunch of tons of lead melted within the April hearth, spewing poisonous mud into the air. Some environmental activists and residents say authorities underplayed the lead poisoning dangers within the aftermath.

The Paris regional administration ordered cleanup work halted in July pending new worker-protection measures. They’re amongst a number of lead-prevention operations underway within the space.

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