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Radford High School field polluted by heavy metals

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 03, 2014

~~<p>Renovation work on a new track field at Radford High School has been halted after debris and soil samples tested positive for contaminants including lead and arsenic, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.</p>
<p>The school's athletic field is near the Navy's former Makalapa Crater landfill. A preliminary assessment by the U.S. Navy said the debris likely originated from past Navy disposal of construction waste and material dredged between the 1930s and 1970s.</p>
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Renovation work on a new track field at Radford High School has been halted after debris and soil samples tested positive for contaminants including lead and arsenic, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.

The school's athletic field is near the Navy's former Makalapa Crater landfill. A preliminary assessment by the U.S. Navy said the debris likely originated from past Navy disposal of construction waste and material dredged between the 1930s and 1970s. Login for more...



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