Contamination Found in Samples at Miami's Bayfront Park

Miami's Bayfront Park has joined the list of parks with contaminated soil.

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    Bayfront Park in Miami

    Miami's Bayfront Park has joined the list of parks with contaminated soil.
     
    The Miami Herald reports that workers completing a survey of the city's 112 parks last week found what they suspected was melted glass near the middle of Bayfront Park.

    No Health Risk From Contaminated Soil

    [MI] Contaminated Soil and Groundwater at Blanche Park Not a Public Health Risk, Toxicology Reports Say
    Some contaminated soil and groundwater was found in new testing done at Miami’s Blanche Park, but not at levels that pose public health risks, toxicology results released Tuesday show. NBC 6 anchor Adam Kuperstein reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013)

     
    Assistant City Manager Alice Bravo says the workers took six soil samples in three nearby locations. While the surface soil didn't show levels of toxic lead, a deeper sample tested positive for lead above allowable limits.
     
    The city will now conduct additional testing to find out the extent of the contamination. Unlike four Miami parks where toxic ash was found, officials don't foresee closing Bayfront.

    Douglas Park Closes Due to Contamination

    [MI] Douglas Park Closes Due to Contamination
    Douglas Park has been closed due to contamination, the City of Miami said Friday. NBC 6's Steve Litz has the story. (Published Friday, Nov 22, 2013)

     
    Since last summer, contamination has been found in six city parks and one county park. Cleanup could cost millions and take months.