- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Renovations of Radford High School’s athletic field have been suspended after subsurface soil in the area tested positive for contaminants. Debris was also found during excavation work.

The state Department of Education said Wednesday the athletic field at the Oahu school has been off-limits to students and staff since the start of renovation in mid-December.

State Department of Health Deputy Director Gary Gill says the field was built on top of an old Navy dump site that must be now carefully assessed and cleaned up.

He says screening tests indicate serious soil contamination is limited to the excavated areas at the field and track. Tests found clean soil throughout the rest of the campus. He says the school remains healthy and safe for staff and students.

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