Cleanup cost at lead-contaminated Ohio park to be determined

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal environmental officials are working to determine the cost of cleaning up a southwest Ohio park that’s contaminated with lead.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will research if there are “responsible parties” that should pay for the cleanup of 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 have said the 7-acre park has been closed since Dec. 24.

State EPA officials have told residents who live near the park that the agency “screwed up” in overlooking results of tests taken at the park in 2013.

U.S. EPA officials say that if environmental officials can’t determine a responsible party, the agency will use their appropriated funds.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,