Soil Contamination Will Keep Fords Pool Closed Until 2014

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WOODBRIDGE – The Highland Grove Pool in Fords will remain closed until next year, according to a report by the Sentinel.

Woodbridge officials had hoped to cap contaminated soil at the recreation facility in time to re-open the pool this summer, but it is PCB contamination widespread than originally thought, according to the report.

Soil contamination was first found below a playground in 2010 during state-mandated testing. Additional tests found elevated PCB levels and the facility has been closed to the public since 2012.

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac told the Sentinel that no one who used the facility should be concerned about health risks, as they would have had to ingest the contaminated dirt to be in any danger.

 


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