PIX11, May 3, 2018

City Councilman Robert Holden uncovered the information after asking the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) why work on a nearby $22 million sewer project had been halted. He was told it was due to lead being found in the excavated soil.

CAC Industries first brought the contaminated dirt to a dump, but it was rejected. That’s when the contractor brought it to the storage yard across from the school. The DDC says it did not know there was lead in the soil when it was taken to the storage yard.

“To make matters worse, it was uncovered,” Holden said. “There was no tarp on it when we discovered it.”

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