Contaminated soil from “Field 5,” a 10’×10’ area located at Lawrence Middle School, has been removed, ahead of schedule. As reported by MercerMe, this site and the five others located behind the high school parking lot, were found to have higher than allowable levels of the carcinogen, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). The district hopes to begin the remainder of cleanup efforts by June 30.
Prestige Environmental Inc.’s cleanup cost estimate, $60,000, “is staggeringly low”, according to Thomas Eldridge, Business Administrator/Board Secretary. Though the district has questions about the inclusivity of all components needed for the remediation (ie. sod, professional services), they feel confident that the final cost will be lower than originally predicted.