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U.S. EPA Begins Soil Sampling at Taylor Creek Youth Organization Fields in Cincinnati

05/08/2018
Contact Information: 
Rachel Bassler (bassler.rachel@epa.gov)
312-886-7159

For Immediate Release: No. 18-OPA012

CHICAGO (May 8, 2018) – This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will conduct soil sampling at the Taylor Creek Youth Organization property located at 8015 Furlong Drive, in Whitewater Township, Cincinnati. Earlier this year, Hamilton County Health Department sampled baseball and softball fields after receiving a citizen complaint that the fields were being used for turkey shoots, potentially leaving behind lead from the projectiles.  

U.S. EPA will sample the fields this week and determine the next steps after the sample results are reviewed. The agency will coordinate with Hamilton County Health Department on any recommendations for use of the fields. Reducing childhood lead exposure and addressing associated health impacts is a top priority for the Trump Administration and U.S. EPA. 

For more information, please visit: https://response.epa.gov/tcyoleadsite.

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