WAPPINGERS FALLS — The state gave the go-ahead for a Wappingers Falls park to reopen after it was temporarily closed for environmental tests based on reports that lead contained in nearby telecommunications cables could pose public health risks.

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office announced the results of soil analysis by experts with the state’s health and environmental conservation departments. The tests showed “no evidence of elevated or widespread lead contamination in the area sampled” and that lead levels in the park met state and federal safety standards for children’s play areas, according to a news release.

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