Contaminated soil being removed from Ala. park

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Work crews are removing contaminated soil at a Birmingham park after environmental testing showed higher than normal metal levels in the playing field.

AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/14yIov7 ) that work at Maclin Park in Collegeville follows months of soil testing. Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency found higher than normal levels of industrial contaminants in the north Birmingham neighborhood park.

AL.com reports the city is coordinating and paying for the removal. The questionable soil appears to be limited to the ball field area, with test results elsewhere not raising concerns.

Collegeville, Harriman Park and Fairmont neighborhoods are part of the Superfund area which allows the EPA to force those found responsible for pollution to either clean up the site or pay the government to do the work.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews



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