MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- It’s time for Mount Vernon to do something about the contaminated soil and debris at the city’s long-shuttered Memorial Field, a Westchester legislator said this week, according to a report by lohud.com.
Lyndon Williams told lohud.com that, while the city has faced numerous distractions recently -- including a battle between Mayor Richard Thomas and the City Council regarding razing of a “zombie” home -- the field's fate deserves its attention.
Children who play on the field could be getting exposed to toxic materials like lead, and contaminants also could be leaking into groundwater, Williams told lohud.com.
Lohud.com reported that Williams, who helped broker the original deal to renovate the field, had offered to meet with city officials but a council member said the new administration still is settling in and hasn’t had time to form its vision for the field’s future.
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