Tag: Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris, France)

What We Found About Notre-Dame’s Lead, and What It May Mean for You

The fire at Notre-Dame in April destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire, which were covered with 460 tons of lead tiles. Tiny particles of some of that lead mixed with the plume of smoke that drifted over Paris. Then that lead-laced dust settled on buildings, squares, parks, and plazas, test indicate. It also is likely […]

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Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain

PARIS — Construction resumed at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, weeks after authorities had shut the site down over worries about lead contamination linked to the fire in April. The work restarted with stricter decontamination measures in place, but amid concerns that authorities still weren’t doing enough to contain the blaze’s toxic fallout. […]

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How Notre-Dame Was Saved: 5 Things We Know

How was it that fire ravaged Notre-Dame? And how was it saved? A New York Times investigation found that a miscommunication among security employees and flawed planning let the fire spin out of control in one of France’s most revered monuments on April 15. When the firefighters were called, it was already too late to […]

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It’s Easy for Leaders to Make Promises After Disasters. But What Happens Next?

CreditToby Melville/Reuters CreditKim Hong-Ji/Reuters Of all the tragedies, wars, natural disasters and terrorist attacks we’ve reported on over the years, the one that even now, as I think of it, makes my knees go weak is the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea. More than 300 people died that day in 2014, and […]

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