High Levels of Arsenic Found at New Leb Ball Field; Building Committee Nominees Approved

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At a November 2014 public forum on New Lebanon School, BOE Chair Barbara O’Neill, Superintendent William McKersie, and Ben Branyan, former Managing Director of Operations for Greenwich Public Schools. Credit: Leslie Yager

The following statement was released by Greenwich Schools on Tuesday afternoon:

Greenwich Public Schools has been notified of a high exceedance of arsenic on the baseball field adjacent to the New Lebanon School. While the investigation is not complete, the level of arsenic required our consultant to notify us prior to the completion of delineation sampling. The level of arsenic has triggered State reporting limits and requires remediation. We expect that the exceedance is no larger than twenty feet in diameter and two feet deep. The area of concern is inside the protection fencing, which was erected in April and is not accessible to the public. Information related to the delineation investigation is still developing and GPS will share this information as it becomes available.

On Tuesday at 7:00pm, there will be a public forum on the specs for a new New Lebanon School. While there is some controversy and disagreement over which Scheme is preferable, the building committee nominees were okayed by the RTM on Monday night: Clare Kilgallen, Brian Harris, Steve Walko, Patricia Kantorski, Dean Goss, Peter Bernstein, and William Drake. Selectman Drew Marzullo will serve as ex-officio.

See also:

New Lebanon School Scheme C: Avoids “FEMA Shacks,” Preserves Town Green

New Leb Building Committee Begins to Take Shape

New Leb Community: If Scheme C Gets Rejected, Don’t Disperse Our Children

Board of Selectmen’s Field Trip to New Leb Ravine: Visualizing a New School

UPDATE: Sections of Ball Field Adjacent to New Lebanon School Fenced Off

PHOTOS: New Leb Hosts Pep Rally before SBA Testing

New Lebanon Principal on Racial Balance, Crowding, Out-of-State Cars


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