Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lead in turf shuts East Harlem field

12/22 An East Harlem soccer field has been closed after elevated lead levels were detected in the synthetic turf installed five years ago, park officials said Monday. While the source of the lead contamination has not been confirmed, park advocates suggest the lead contamination may be due to the city's use of a type of synthetic turf that includes a cushion of pulverized tires, known as crumb-rubber infill. (NY Daily News, click here)