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MEETING WILL DISCUSS HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD FOUND IN PARK

By Nate Gonner 4/22/2013

               A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY IN THE PLATTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM TO DISCUSS THE RECENT FINDINGS OF ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS IN THE SOIL AT RHYLANDER PARK.


              THE OMAHA WORLD HERALD IS REPORTING, OFFICIALS WITH THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL QUAILITY AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WILL ATTEND THE 6:30 PM MEETING, AS WILL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY OF PLATTSMOUTH.

             THE MEETING IS DESIGNED TO DISCUSS THE PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF LEAD IN THE SOIL OF THE 28-ACRE PARK, PRECAUTIONS PARK USERS SHOULD TAKE, AND WHAT STEPS WILL BE TAKEN TO CLEAN UP THE PARK.

              CITY ADMINISTRATOR ERV PORTIS SAID RECENT TESTING FOUND LEAD LEVELS ABOVE ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY STANDARDS IN THREE OF 30 SOIL SAMPLES. THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING WERE NOT RELEASED, BUT THE EPS RECOMMENDS NO MORE THAN 400 MILLIGRAMS OF LEAD PER KILOGRAM OF SOIL.

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