Former Apple Orchards Contaminated Soil

Original video on: EarthFix and PBS Newshour

At homes and day care centers throughout Central Washington, children play in yards contaminated with lead and arsenic. The state’s Department of Ecology knows about this, and has for decades. But many parents and caregivers still do not, despite the risks these chemicals pose specifically to children.

This video is a production of Earthfix, a collaboration of public media environmental journalists in the Pacific Northwest. Soil testing by EarthFix was paid for through a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism.