Council to Vote on Firm for Park Cleanup
Proposal calls for lead contamination to be removed.
The Township Council is expected to hire a Somerset County-based environmental firm Tuesday to handle soil contamination discovered last year in Milton Votee Park.
A citizen advisory board recommended hiring JM Sorge for the project. Under the firm’s proposal, a section in the southwest corner of the park contaminated with lead would be remediated, while soil samples from around the 40-acre park would be averaged to come up with a measurement below state guidelines.
The bill for the work is estimated to come in at about $100,000 and take four to five months.
Votee Park was closed Dec. 14 after testing found levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, and PCBs above state guidelines. State health officials later said the soil contamination presented no health risks, and the park was reopened in April. That finding was backed up by the advisory board’s review.
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