Erie County Parks Commissioner said lead paint problem fixed

73 total items addressed by Erie County Parks Department

Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2019 - 1:28 pm

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County has fixed the problem of lead within county parks.

During a meeting with the Erie County Health and Human Services Committee, Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel confirmed that 73 total items were addressed with the county parks system.

Erie County fixed the problem in two phases. First, they removed 53 pieces of playground equipment that tested positive for lead. Phase two saw repairs and renovations of other equipment. They also kept ten pieces of equipment. Approximately 15 shelters were fixed and five picnic tables were removed

"Everything has been taken care of for a little while," Schinzel "It's taken a little longer because we put two and three coats on some items. We took care of playground equipment first and foremost, then the shelters and buildings next."

He said that Akron Falls Park had the most items impacted by lead.

"Everything's all taken care of," Schinzel said.

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