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Brunswick Co. officials move forward with plan to address coal ash on baseball field

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Brunswick County officials are moving forward with a plan to address the coal ash on South Brunswick Middle School's baseball field. (Source: WECT) Brunswick County officials are moving forward with a plan to address the coal ash on South Brunswick Middle School's baseball field. (Source: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Administrators are moving forward with plans to clean coal ash off a school field in Brunswick County.

Brunswick County officials are going to proceed with actions required to submit a Remedial Action Plan to address the coal ash on the South Brunswick Middle School baseball field.

Craig C. Eckert, Director of Capital Projects and Planning for Brunswick County Schools, presented the update during the operations committee meeting Tuesday.

This plan, to comply with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources standards, includes a deed restriction which will limit what the soil can be used for. The deed restriction would be limited to the area of the impacted soil and the restricted use could include not growing crops or excavating soil.

This will move forward after additional sampling and analysis has been submitted to NCDENR for their review and comment.

The current work plan proposal is $28,185, but soil disposal could range from $15,000-$50,000.

According to Eckert, coal ash was used for fill at the athletic field back in 1992. Previous soil samples collected at the surface did not have concentrations of metals above the state adjusted health risk based levels. Students are still not allowed to use the field.

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