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,
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....
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