Last fall, the EPA tested soil at Treasure Mountain Junior High School. The EPA report found that lead levels were elevated in some of the soil but that a top layer was protecting this lead from reaching the surface. The EPA says:
“Given the School District’s plan to renovate, or possibly remove the School Building entirely, it would be prudent for the EPA to work with the School to manage the handling of the contaminated soil and facilitate its proper disposal. To this end the EPA will, in conjunction with the School’s actual renovation, excavate and remove contaminated soil as needed and ensure that at least 6 inches of a clean cover material exist over all areas of the property upon completion of the final project.”
There is more information in the Data Assessment on the school district’s web site.