"NEW BEDFORD -- The Evangelical Church of the Nations has spent five years waiting. Waiting to learn if it can move, waiting to learn if it can build an addition, waiting to learn if the church land is a safe place for children to play."
"That's because the church land at 129 Hathaway Blvd. was once part of the Parker Street waste dump, and is contaminated with lead, cadmium and types of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are carcinogens."
Ariel Wittenberg reports for the New Bedford Standard-Times October 1, 2012.