Mon., April 2, 2012 3:07pm (EDT)

Park Could Become Superfund Area
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

MACON, Ga.   —  
Authorities say another park the county would take over from the city, Freedom Park, is next to the Southern Wood Piedmont hazardous waste site where Norfolk Southern Corp. is cleaning up creosote pollution. (Photo By: Jeremy Brooks via Flickr)
Authorities say another park the county would take over from the city, Freedom Park, is next to the Southern Wood Piedmont hazardous waste site where Norfolk Southern Corp. is cleaning up creosote pollution. (Photo By: Jeremy Brooks via Flickr)
Some Bibb County commissioners are expressing concerns about taking ownership of a potentially contaminated city park.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that South Macon Park could soon become part of a proposed Superfund site.


As part of an agreement finalized a year ago, the county in July will own and operate South Macon Park and several others now owned by the city of Macon.

Authorities say another park the county would take over from the city, Freedom Park, is next to the Southern Wood Piedmont hazardous waste site where Norfolk Southern Corp. is cleaning up creosote pollution.

Environmental regulators have not identified either park as unsafe for children, nor have they recommended reducing public access.