Miami Asks Gables To Help Pay For Toxic Park Cleanup

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After a group of concerned Miami citizens protested the city’s plan to clean up one of its toxic parks, the city is now asking Coral Gables to help pay for the cleanup.

Protest arose because the city’s plan is to redistribute the toxic soil at Merrie Christmas Park and add new soil on top. The residents argued this plan would continue to put their health at risk

Ken Russell, a South Grove resident who lives across from the park, has criticized the city for not consulting with its residents about the cleanup plan.

Russell even began a Facebook page called Friends of Merrie Christmas Park, which lets residents voice their disdain for the current cleanup plan.

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