City of Philadelphia urging Conrail to help eliminate heroin hotspot

    At a heroin camp in Kensington, users who can't manage by themselves can come here and pay someone a few dollars for injection. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    At a heroin camp in Kensington, users who can't manage by themselves can come here and pay someone a few dollars for injection. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    There were more than 900 fatal opioid drug overdoses in Philadelphia last year. In an effort to battle that the City wants to eliminate a hotspot for heroin use in the Kensington neighborhood near 2nd Street and Indiana Ave. The section is next to train tracks operated by Conrail. The City wants the rail agency to help.

    NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller talks with City Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis.

    Listen to their conversation below.

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