Ohio officials seek federal aid for lead-contaminated park

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio environmental health officials say they’re seeking federal aid for cleaning up a southwest Ohio park that’s been closed because of concerns that lead contamination could become airborne.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1SAzntx ) state Environmental Protection Agency officials say they’re seeking assistance in removing contaminated soil from Layer Park in Miami Township.

The park is the site of a former skeet shooting range that recently tested for high levels of lead. Township officials say the 7-acre park has been closed since Dec. 24.

Ohio officials are asking the U.S. EPA to conduct another assessment of the site and to remediate contaminated areas both inside and outside the park.

Officials say the park may remain closed through the summer if significant amounts of soil need to be removed.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com