A nation is in mourning as it surveys the damage a raging fire inflicted on Notre Dame. DW spoke to Parisians and visitors the day after flames consumed the world-famous cathedral.
Officials had closed the site after finding high levels of lead in the church. Environmental, health and labor groups have accused the government of downplaying the risk of lead contamination for locals and tourists.
An NGO has filed a lawsuit because of health threats from toxic lead released in Notre Dame Cathedral's devastating fire. Children are especially vulnerable to health problems from lead poisoning, which can be fatal.
President Emmanuel Macron succeeded in obtaining a blueprint for Notre Dame's restoration, which could pave the way for his controversial plan to replace the spire with a "modern" design.
Paris' deputy mayor has spoken out about rising concerns of lead poisoning surrounding Notre Dame after a massive blaze melted significant parts of the cathedral. "The city is not going to take any risks," he said.
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