Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Jeremy Bush clears the rocks from a soil sample at the home of Bryce and Alex Stillman in Ruston on July 7. Alex shields her nose from breathing soil possibly contaminated with lead and arsenic.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Jeremy Bush clears the rocks from a soil sample at the home of Bryce and Alex Stillman in Ruston on July 7. Alex shields her nose from breathing soil possibly contaminated with lead and arsenic. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Jeremy Bush clears the rocks from a soil sample at the home of Bryce and Alex Stillman in Ruston on July 7. Alex shields her nose from breathing soil possibly contaminated with lead and arsenic. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer

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