On August 25, 2003, the time-critical removal action at the Lexington Manor Lead site was initiated. The approximately 25 acre site is located in Hamilton, Ohio, and includes the recently completed Lexington Manor residential subdivision. The site was the former location of the Hamilton County Sportsman Association, where a trap and skeet shooting range was located until 1969. Widespread surface lead contamination
was documented by U.S. EPA in April 2003 with levels as high as 73,000 parts per million.
The Administrative Order on Consent was signed on August 14, 2003, with The Ryland Group to complete extent-of-contamination sampling and removal of lead-contaminated soil. The extent-of-contamination sampling work plan was approved on August 14, 2003, and sampling was initiated on August 25, 2003. The removal of lead-contaminated soil is scheduled to begin in October 2003.
Exposure to lead has been shown to cause brain
and kidney damage
, especially in children
. Lead poisoning symptoms include, among others, nausea
, and coma
. Upon discovering lead exposure, it is important to immediately seek a lead free environment and medical attention.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems because of lead exposure. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- Specific Contaminated Sites
- Coma: Overview
- Kidney & Urinary Tract Disorders
- Men's Health Matters
- Reproductive System: Overview
- Seizures: Overview
- Severe Constipation: Overview