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June 4, 2013

Field closed after arsenic discovered

Salem: Finding not expected to delay Bertram project but will increase cost


Renovations at Furlong Park on Franklin Street were temporarily stalled in 2010 as lead and other chemicals were found in the soil.

“Just about every park project we’ve undertaken in Salem has some type of hazardous materials,” Driscoll said yesterday. “We know the rules and regulations, and we’re working through (the DEP) ... We’re familiar with the process.”

“I think we are being cautious (in closing Bertram Field), but I’d rather be safe than sorry,” she said.

Bids for the Bertram Field renovation work are due June 13.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.

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