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Smoke and ash from a brush fire in the eastern Everglades has spread as far south as Kendall. (Source: CBS4)

Everglades Brush Fire Affects South Florida’s Air Quality

Smoky conditions from a fire burning in the eastern Everglades affected morning commutes and air quality from Palm Beach to Miami-Dade Monday morning.

06/09/2014

Chapman Field Park temporarily closes after higher than normal levels of arsenic were detected in the soil. (Source: CBS4)

Parts Of Chapman Field Park Temporarily Closed For Toxic Soil Removal

Baseball fields in Coral Gables are temporarily closed following soil samples that revealed high levels of arsenic.

06/05/2014

The City of Miami began digging up the dirty soil in the parking lot at Blanche Park on Monday September 9, 2013 at 3045 Shipping Ave. in Coconut Grove, putting in clean soil and laying down asphalt. Photo Courtesy: PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

City Of Miami Closes Two More Parks For Potential Contamination

The City of Miami closed two more parks Monday in connection to possible contamination.

CBS Miami–12/23/2013

The City of Miami began digging up the dirty soil in the parking lot at Blanche Park on Monday September 9, 2013 at 3045 Shipping Ave. in Coconut Grove, putting in clean soil and laying down asphalt. Photo Courtesy: PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Community Meeting To Be Held To Present Toxicology Study On Blanche Park

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.

12/07/2013

Douglas Park (Source: CBS4)

City Closes Douglas Park Due To Contamination

A popular park was closed Friday as recent samples revealed “the presence of some contamination,” according to the City of Miami.

11/22/2013

Marc Sarnoff, Miami City Commissioner (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: 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.

My TV 33–10/21/2013

Tunnel Project Construction on Watson Island

Fill From Port’s Tunnel Project Has Environmentalists Worried

The late-October start date for the Port of Miami tunnel dig is approaching, yet one big question about the massive project remains unresolved: Where will the giant mountains of excavated dirt and rock end up?

CBS4–09/14/2011

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Cleanup Underway At Toxic Miami-Dade Park

A Liberty City park plagued by toxic soil is finally getting cleaned up. Bulldozers have already begun removing the top two feet of lead-contaminated soil at Olinda Park.

CBS4–08/05/2011

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County Offers Free Testing To Kids Who Played In Toxic Miami Park

A hidden danger under a Miami park had parents and community leaders expressing outrage at a neighborhood meeting held Thursday night.

CBS4–06/30/2011

Public Works crews work to repair a sewer main break at Harding Avenue and 71st Street on Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Waters Still Unsafe After Sewer Break

County officials have reduced the size of the restricted area, but residents are still urged to stay out of the water near the site of a massive sewer main break on Miami Beach.

CBS4–04/11/2011