Soil samples taken at Champions Park to test for hazardous material

September flooding caused deep ruts

Soil samples taken at Champions Park to test for hazardous material
Heavy rain came in after large trucks and equipment were staged in Champions Park. That could have caused the exposure of hazardous materials.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Soil samples were dug Tuesday where floods caused deep ruts at Champions Park in east Louisville.

Parts of the park were built over a landfill which contained hazardous material.

The mayor’s office said the city and state took samples for environmental testing.

They should have results by the end of the week.

Champions Park, along the Ohio River, was flooded in September, canceling two major music festivals: day two of Bourbon & Beyond on Sept. 23, and Louder Than Life the following weekend.

The state said if any hazardous materials are found in the samples, portions of that area will have to be removed and taken to a landfill that accepts hazardous waste.

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