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Contaminated Soil at Corning East HS Campus

Contaminated Soil at Corning East HS Campus

CORNING (WENY)---The Corning-Painted Post school board is scheduled to vote Wednesday to spend $4 million dollars to dispose of 700 tons of lead-contaminated soil from the East High School campus.

This, according to our media partner, the Star Gazette.

The district says the soil was discovered after tests in late July, just after the groundbreaking of the $97.4 million dollar facilities project. Tests show the contaminated soil which was two to fifteen feet below ground contains broken glass, brick and ash.

But, the school said Monday it can be disposed of safely at a regular land-fill.

Superintendent, Mike Ginalski said the spending of up to $4 million dollars will have no impact on the school budget or school taxes. It will be taken from the unassigned fund balance, which is money the district didn't use last year.