Contaminated soil found at Derry school after soil removed
DERRY — During the recent removal of an oil tank at Grinnell Elementary School, some contaminated soil was found at the site, according to school officials.
The Union-Leader reported the contaminated soil was discovered by state workers as part of a project to convert boilers at the school from oil to natural gas. The contamination was revealed through soil testing.
After the removing the tank, the crews didn’t find any indication of damage, Business Manager Jane Simard said.
“The tank didn’t have any leaks, it didn’t have any cracks, so they are not really sure why that happened,” Simard said.
The degree of contamination isn’t known yet, according to officials.