Preliminary Findings of Rhylander Park Environmental Site Assessment
The City of Plattsmouth and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) recently completed a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment to determine the potential for subsurface environmental contamination at Rhylander Park in Plattsmouth. Lead was detected in three of the thirty-three soil samples at concentrations exceeding screening levels. A map of the park shows the three locations:
- At SB-2 (former railroad tracks), level detected is 1050 parts per million (ppm)
- At SS-2 (former paint shop), level detected is 1610 ppm
- At SB-10 (former paint and varnishing), level detected is 1420 ppm
The April 3 news release provides the preliminary findings and provides recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services to allow people to enjoy the park while taking precautions. Further testing will be done by NDEQ. For additional information, contact City Administrator Erv Portis, 402-296-2522 extension 7.