Soil Contamination Found on Middle School Grounds

Acknowledgement to Great American

A school district demolished a middle school built in the 1940’s in order to build a new school. During excavation activities, an unknown underground storage tank was discovered. Findings from an environmental study noted soil contamination. Localized groundwater contamination was found on the school property and at two adjacent residential locations that use wells. The adjacent residents filed bodily injury and property damage claims against the school district. Contaminated soils were excavated and properly disposed. The two adjacent residents were provided bottled water. Groundwater remediation and monitoring continued until the State provided clean closure of the site.

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