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Cleanup work resuming at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS (AP) — Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.

A Culture Ministry official said the work is starting to resume Monday. Strict new lead-protection measures for workers include disposable clothing and a new decontamination zone to ensure their activities don’t generate any pollution outside the site.

The consolidation work is a crucial first step to ready the fragile cathedral for reconstruction.

Hundreds of tons of lead melted in the April fire, spewing toxic dust into the air. Some environmental activists and residents say authorities underplayed the lead poisoning risks in the aftermath.

The Paris regional administration ordered cleanup work halted in July pending new worker-protection measures. They are among several lead-prevention operations underway in the area.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.

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