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16 October 2014

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Poisonous playpark


A playpark on Bayhead in the centre of Stornoway was closed on Thursday after preliminary investigations found elevated levels of heavy metals like lead in the soil. Council official stressed that this was a precautionary measure and that the risk to users of the playpark, children up to age 6 and their parents, was minimal.

Apparently, the site of the playpark used to be a dump. Further investigations will have to reveal how serious the pollution is.



Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 13:08

Comments

I said heavy metal would never catch on -you'd never get a park contaminated with Alistair Gillies and his music.

calumannabel from Aignish on the machair


any more news?

rick from lewis


Stop Press Yes there's an African Grey Parrot from Bragar on the run.

calumannabel from holdthefrontpage cottage lionel


So the old expression, 'what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts does not apply?'

calumeinstein from Relativity House Galson


I think it was dangerous building a playpark that used to be a site to dump rubish.

Kerry Coleman from Borve




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