Notre Dame workers wear masks to protect them from lead

Mail Online | 9/6/2019 | Sophie Law For Mailonline
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Notre Dame workers wearing masks have been painstakingly cleaning and restoring the charred remains of the world-famous monument five months after a fire ravaged the roof and spire.

Archaeologists, scientists and researchers have been working on site to tend to the blackened remnants of the medieval cathedral in Paris in a restoration process that is expected to take up to five years.

Photographs - Mountain - Climbers - Hats - Masks

Photographs show professional mountain climbers wearing hard hats and masks to protect them from the risk of lead contamination as they abseil the French Gothic structure to clean it.

Other photos show huge towers of scaffolding surrounding the iconic landmark like a cage, as tarpaulin rests on the roof to protect it from the rain as the crucial restoration work is carried out.

Work - Aftermath - Fears - Lead - Poisoning

Work on the aftermath was recently halted over fears of lead poisoning after hundreds of tons of the lead-covered wooden roof above the stone vaulted ceiling melted in the blaze on April 15.

Specialists have been clearing out tons of hazardous debris and shoring up the cathedral's structure amid warnings that the centuries-old masterpiece is 'not yet saved'.

Work - Step - Reconstruction - Process - President

The clean-up work is just the first step in a long reconstruction process which President Emmanuel Macron insists can be finished in five years. The cleaning phase of the building should continue until at...
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