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Raleigh-Owned Day Care Must Close

Posted June 8, 2007 1:54 p.m. EDT

— Dozens of children must stop attending a city-owned day care contaminated by asbestos and lead paint.
But teachers, staff and parents at New Bern Avenue Day Care say the danger is exaggerated and that the city is collecting a piece of prime real estate close to downtown.

The day care was designed 40 years ago to serve low-income families.

The contamination at the center on Tarboro Road surfaced after its heating system failed last winter.

More than 60 children attend the day-care center.