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Manure spill closes playground

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:41:47 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 13 2013 11:38:43 AM CDT
Child on swing playground play

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A chicken manure spill last month has caused a playground to be closed indefinitely.

The Paul E. Fuller playground, located in southwestern Pennsylvania borough, contains high levels of contamination from a spill that happened on a hill above the playground weeks ago, according to The Associated Press. Water flows onto the playground when it rains, carrying bacteria from the manure. Borough workers treated the area with lime, but say bacteria counts including salmonella haven't decreased.

The area reportedly smells of manure and continues to test positive for high levels of bacteria.

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