- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The city of South Bend and Honeywell International Inc. have reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a city park used decades ago as a dumping ground is contaminated and needs any remediation.

The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Odf74f) LaSalle Park on the city’s west side was included on the EPA’s Superfund National Priorities List in 2013. While no immediate threat to public health has been detected, preliminary sampling results in 2009 found elevated levels of metals below the surface.

Later sampling found arsenic levels to be within the safe range.

The agreement calls for the city and Honeywell to determine the nature and extent of any contamination and to identify and evaluate ways to prevent any threatened release of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

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