Federal Investigators Testing For Arsenic and Lead

A Federal Agency is reaching out to a local neighborhood to encourage residents to get tested for Lead and Arsenic.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is contacting people in the Eilers and Bessemer neighborhoods in Pueblo. They live within a half mile of the old Colorado Smelter Plant.

The agency says those neighborhoods could have high levels of Arsenic and Lead. The agency wants to test blood and urine. It's free for kids and women of child bearing age.

We have a link to more information about the testing under the Find It tab.