Yes, there is lead in East River Park
These samples, collected by Wendy Brawer, were close to the surface. Last year, in 2019, AKRF, which “provides environmental, planning, and engineering consulting services,” had big machines drilling holes all over East River Park. They said they were doing soil tests. What was the composition of that fill?
2021 update: see insights from the resulting 2,000 page study that we FOILed at http://eastriverparkaction.org/soil-foil
Why is this important? Soon contractors will be bulldozing the park. It will stir up any toxic substances in the soil. Will we be breathing that dust?
We have asked the Department of Design and Construction, the city agency overseeing the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project that will destroy East River Park very soon.
You can ask, too, on their query page:
Let us know if you get an answer.