PUEBLO – A federal grant of more than $2 million has been secured to continue cleaning up lead contamination in the Eilers Neighborhood. Now NeighborWorks Southern Colorado is using that money to help pay for that cleanup, and to help protect children.
“We want to help our children who are exposed to lead,” said Environmental Health Specialist Corazon Ocanas. “Lead is in everything and we are seeing it all over Pueblo County.”
NeighborWorks CEO Ashleigh Winans says heightened lead levels are especially dangerous for families with small children. “We all know kids put just about everything in their mouths and lead hazards are extremely dangerous,” she said.
If you suspect your home may be contaminated in some way you can contact NeighborWorks in Pueblo.