Friday, May 6, 2011

Whistle ... check. Flipping coin ... check. Hazmat suit ... check.

Contamination closes soccer field
Tests at Salem's McGrath Park reveal lead and cadmium

SALEM — The discovery of contaminated soil has forced the city to shut down part of McGrath Park, the main field used by Salem Youth Soccer.

Soil tests done for a construction project revealed "elevated levels" of two metals, lead and cadmium, at the lower field at McGrath Park, according to Jason Silva, chief administrative aide to Mayor Kim Driscoll.

The upper field will remain in use since tests there did not reveal a problem. ...

See the whole story here, courtesy of the Salem News.

Kicking Back Comments: This is a little spooky (all puns intended related to Salem MA rich occult history) as the metals found can cause serious health issues. Kudos to the town for taking such immediate steps to restrict access to the kiddies and helping them find a new field.

I wonder how many local towns are going to subtly do a soil test now looking for issues such as these?

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