- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Officials in Miami are setting aside millions of dollars to clean and reopen parks that were closed due to contamination.

Health concerns were raised a year ago when concerns related to a toxic plume at an old incinerator led to an investigation more than 100 city parks.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1xAx581 ) reports Miami commissioners agreed to seek a $10 million special bond issue to fund the decontamination of a half-dozen parks, the incinerator sites and other city owned parcels.

Following the investigation, Miami closed all or parts of seven parks where elevated levels of heavy metals such as arsenic and lead were found in the soil.

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