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Cape Lighthouse Closed For Lead Contamination

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Postby jaymatt1978 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:23 pm


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Postby Biggy » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:10 pm


Now I wonder just how many lighthouse grounds will undergo similar testing and subsequent closure. Good thing I wasn't planning to go to Cape Canaveral during my upcoming trip to Florida.
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:48 am


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Postby Gary Martin » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:57 am


Relative to the tetraethyl lead that was spewed out of vehicle exhausts for 50+ years that we've been inhaling, you have to wonder how much of a threat walking on contaminated soil is in comparison. Personally, I'll take having it under my feet to inhaling it.
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Postby Weasel58 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:56 pm


Reminds me of something that happened last year. I was visiting a lighthouse and at the last minute the Coast Guard said we couldn't go inside due to lead contamination. I looked at them and stated, "I'm here to take pictures not lick the walls." They let me in. :P
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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:55 pm


Hey Eric, which lighthouse was that?
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Postby Keeper » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:15 pm


In my experience, few visitors lick the walls of lighthouses or eat the soil. This is much ado about nothing, or next to nothing.
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Postby Biggy » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:39 pm


Now, Jeremy .. What if I sniffed the walls? Would I get high? LOL :lol:
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Postby Keeper » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:38 am


I must admit, I smelled the walls of a lighthouse once when I was in college, but I didn't inhale.
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Postby epona » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:22 pm


Does hugging and kissing the outside of a lighthouse count?
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:27 am


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