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By Gina Wilson Steward
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Soil Samples taken at three locations in River Rouge have higher than normal lead levels


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According to the City of River Rouge, soil samples were taken at three locations on the east side of the City last summer. The locations were Belanger Park, John Jakubowski Park, and the Great Lakes Athletic Fields. The findings were that each location had levels of lead that were above the 400 ppm level. According to the information from River Rouge, it stated, "Several of the samples, however, exceeded The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's (EGLE) most restrictive residential direct contact criteria for Lead which is a common by-product of coal processing and h...

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