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Re: need advice on site with high lead

  • Subject: Re: [cg] need advice on site with high lead
  • From: Grow19@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 18:54:20 EDT

It's not the norm in DC.  I'm finding it recently in gardens in the  Capitol 
Hill area, but not elsewhere.  Not to say it isn't very important  always to 
test.  I'd think it important to find out how deep the lead is in  the soil 
before just deciding to remove a certain amount of soil.  What if  the lead 
extends to 2'?  What if its only in the top 3"?
In a message dated 5/9/2005 2:15:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time,  
MikeMcG@PTD.net writes:

Told ya  so. Sorry, but that sadly seems to be the norm for urban DC soil.
You might not have much choice--I believe that's legally at the toxic  
waste level. Even if no one makes you do it, I would have it removed down  to 
at least six inches, properly disposed of and start over with a bulk  
delivery of something like half topsoil and half mushroom  soil....
---Mike McG

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