Miami-Dade closed several parks a few years ago to remove toxic soil, including Merrie Christmas Park in Coconut Grove, pictured here in a 2013. But levels found at a West Kendall park used by the Devon Aire K-8 Center weren’t high enough to pose a health threat, Miami-Dade says. Now, residents and the school board are asking why they weren’t told about the contamination.
Miami-Dade closed several parks a few years ago to remove toxic soil, including Merrie Christmas Park in Coconut Grove, pictured here in a 2013. But levels found at a West Kendall park used by the Devon Aire K-8 Center weren’t high enough to pose a health threat, Miami-Dade says. Now, residents and the school board are asking why they weren’t told about the contamination. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Miami-Dade closed several parks a few years ago to remove toxic soil, including Merrie Christmas Park in Coconut Grove, pictured here in a 2013. But levels found at a West Kendall park used by the Devon Aire K-8 Center weren’t high enough to pose a health threat, Miami-Dade says. Now, residents and the school board are asking why they weren’t told about the contamination. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

County found toxic soil at Kendall park but decided it wasn’t bad enough to tell residents

August 14, 2017 07:40 PM

UPDATED August 15, 2017 11:09 AM

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