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Councilwoman Scott invites community to see firsthand how LockUpLead works to make District 1 safer

Tuesday August 7, 2012

For Immeidate Release
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Louisville – Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and other community groups are inviting residents to a very special open house on Wednesday, August 8th. This house is the first of many where the threat of lead poisoning has been minimized thanks to the “LockUpLead” program.

“I am pleased to show the community how we are making vacant and abandoned properties safer through our partnership with LockUpLead, Dages Paint and the Network Center for Community Change,” says Scott. “This open house will give everyone a chance to see how the process of removing potential lead poisoning actually works.”

The Open House is set for 3038 Hale Avenue from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

In July, the Councilwoman announced she was providing funding to NC3 to purchase equipment and supplies for LockUpLead to detoxify lead on vacant properties; 50 properties in District 1 have been identified to be treated.

The goal of the program is to reduce the hazard of lead dust from failing paint in the vacant properties of District 1. Lead is the #1environmental health risk to children and can cause permanent damage to young children's developing brains and bodies.

LockUpLead greatly reduces the toxicity of lead dust, creating safe places for children to live and play.

“I see this as a learning experience for our community,” says Scott. “As we address turning abandoned and vacant properties around for viable use by families, safety should be our top priority.”

For more information about the LockUpLead Open House, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.

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