It took Miami officials nearly a year to find the millions needed to clean up parks tainted with arsenic and lead from an old West Grove incinerator but it has finally happened.
Blanche Park in Coconut Grove will be closed through June so workers can remove contaminated soil.
Yet another Miami park has been found to have contaminated soil.
Contaminated soil has turned up at yet another Miami park. City officials confirmed that tests showed that the same toxic chemicals detected in five other parks were found in Curtis Park.
The City of Miami hosted a community meeting Tuesday evening to present the results of a toxicology study done performed on the soil in three parks.
The City of Miami will host a community meeting next week to present the results of a toxicology study done at Blanche Park in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove after the park was closed due to contaminated soil.
The discovery of high levels of arsenic in soil in two Coconut Grove parks has forced officials to close one of them, as well as prompt the testing of soil in all Miami parks. We focus on the problem, what’s next and where we go from here.
Additional testing will be done to determine whether a toxic heavy metal found in groundwater near a Coconut Grove park poses a danger.
For the second time this month, the City of Miami is forced to close a popular park after small sample tests find poisonous materials in the soil.
A popular park in Coral Gables is closed after samples revealed contaminated soil and evidence of solid waste.