Contaminated dirt puts Pelham Bay playing field plans on hold

Renovations to a playing field in Pelham Bay are being put on hold after Bronx residents discovered the dirt used to help level the field was contaminated.The dirt, donated by Pelham Manor in Westchester County, apparently came from catch basin waste and may contain motor oil and animal waste. Construction workers spent hours collecting and removing the toxic sludge after demands from the community. The dirt was brought to a Spring Street facility for storage.People in Pelham Bay are worried the rest of the dirt is still contaminated, and are meeting to discuss the future of the field.

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