Aug 19, 2019
By Andy Johnson
Reparations have resumed at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Workers are gradually returning to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.
Strict new lead-protection measures for workers include disposable clothing and a new decontamination zone to ensure their activities don’t generate any pollution outside the site.
The consolidation work is a crucial first step to ready the fragile cathedral for reconstruction.
Hundreds of tons of lead melted in the April fire, spewing toxic dust into the air.