Salina, KS

Now: 62 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 96 ° | Lo: 63 °

$40K lead cleanup at Lawrence building to begin

KSAL StaffDecember 26, 2016

A nearly $40,000 cleanup is set to begin at a Lawrence community building that was found to have high levels of lead.

Since the lead contamination was discovered this year, the basement room at the Community Building has been locked up. Professional decontamination is set to begin Monday. Mark Hecker, assistant director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, told The Lawrence Journal World  the work will involve removing all the surfaces, cleaning and repainting.

The approximately 1,400-square-foot space housed a gun range that left behind extremely high levels of lead contamination. The lead contamination built up as bits from lead bullets accumulated as patrons fired their weapons.

In May, tests found lead in some areas that was 17,000 times greater than what’s considered safe.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Nunweiler to Lead SJMS as Commandant

September 20, 2017 3:00 pm



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Monthly Virtual Public Tr...
June 13, 2021Comments
Bank to Celebrate Abilene...
June 13, 2021Comments
Lady Trooper Honored
June 12, 2021Comments
Moran Pushes Eisenhower F...
June 12, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets