Appendix 4

Table 1: Summary of Actions Taken in Response to Lead in Playground Equpment Paint

City Strategy Actions Dollars Spent
A
  • Test all sites for lead
  • Encapsulated, if needed
  • Continue scheduled replacement
  • Tested 90 sites
  • 30 sites (60 "components") with lead
  • Encapsulated most of 60
  • Removed equipment from 1 site as hazardous waste
  • $56,700 Total
  • - $16,500 encapsulation
  • - $19,000 for removal of equipment and gravel as hazardous (includes $5K for consultant)
  • - $21,000 testing
B
  • Test sites (Pre 1984)
  • Remove/replace with like equipment
  • Interim: Fence-off
  • Tested 180 structures
  • 124/180 with lead
  • 124 "components"
  • - destroyed 11
  • - replaced 113
  • $153,000
  • - $106,000 replacement
  • - $47,000 testing, removal, disposal
C
  • Test sites (Pre 1980)
  • Remove pieces with excessive lead paint
  • In general, replace with updated equipment
  • Tests in progress
  • - 4/8 with lead
  • Stripped/repainted special artistic playground site
  • Unknown, to date
D
  • Test sites; select some equipment for removal
  • "Accelerated replacement" to address paint problem
  • Priority: Mechanical safety of equipment
  • Tested 16/51 sites (75 components)
  • 1/3 with lead >.5%
  • $5,000 Total (testing only)

Source: Telephone conversations with one or more representatives from each city.