The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove trees and lead-contaminated soil from Layer Park in Miami Twp. in the coming weeks.
The 7.5-acre park did not reopen last spring after high concentrations of lead in the soil were detected last winter. The cleanup is being managed under the EPA’s Superfund Removal Action.
Here are a handful of numbers that help illustrate the scope of the cleanup:
-$3 million: U.S. EPA’s estimated cost for entire Layer Park cleanup project.
-6,750: Number of tons of soil estimated to be removed during project.
-120: Number of working days the EPA estimates the project will take to complete.
-60: Test results showed the highest levels of soil contamination were this many times above levels considered safe.
-32: Number of private properties adjacent to the park the EPA sought to test. About 25 landowners consented with high concentrations found on one site.