For years, there’s been a rule passed down in the neighborhoods along Portsmouth’s Paradise Creek: Don’t eat the fish.
It’s not just local lore.
Lead, asbestos and even radioactive material remain on a Superfund site that lines the waterway.
The 33-acre Peck Iron and Metal property is immediately southwest of the intersection of Elm Avenue and Victory Boulevard – just west of the Jordan Bridge and kitty-corner to the Wheelabrator trash-to-energy plant.
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