• 'Danger': Kalamazoo's homeless living on contaminated soil

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The signs recently posted at the entrance of the city's biggest homeless encampment warn of the dangers in the soil: "Danger. Soil under the grass contains unsafe heavy metals."
    The signs outside the so-called Hotop camp warn against touching the soil, of digging or growing edible plants.
    The camp on the edge of downtown Kalamazoo has been here for years on a former fly ash dump site for an old coal-fired power plant.
    It is home to more than 200 homeless people who live in tents, under tarps, in small campers and in lean-tos built of old fencing and pallets.
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