The proposed site for Inter Miami’s MLS stadium is far more toxic than previously expected, according to a recent study, with worse-than-expected arsenic contamination and contaminated soil samples that present a “physical hazard”.A recent study has revealed the extent of environmental issues at the proposed location of the MLS stadium as part of a $1 billion commercial complex.The club and city are negotiating terms of a 99-year lease that would allow Inter Miami to build a complex that would include the club’s 25,000-seat stadium as well as a hotel, office, shopping center, and soccer fields on the roof of a parking facility. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream The site, Miami’s only city-owned golf course, is littered with pollution underneath the grass according to the club’s analysis with testing revealing that contamination levels are at twice the allowable limit for arsenic while also exceeding the legal limits of barium and lead.The site, once was a dumping site for incinerator ash, was also tested by the county Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), which found high concentrations of lead in the soil.“This obviously causes great concerns,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, according to the Miami Herald. “We’re glad this event has caused us to test the site.”He added: “Basically, the site has significantly more contamination than what is commercially reasonable.”Inter Miami officials previously estimated that a site cleanup would cost roughly $35 million, but Suarez says that team officials have recently revised that number to somewhere exceeding $50 million.Club owner Jorge Mas has stated that the team will pay for the full cleanup of the area should the cost come within the range of a $35 million budget, although attorneys for Inter Miami said the final price will depend on what DERM ends up approving for a plan to fix up the proposed site.Commissioner Ken Russell, the chairman of Miami’s commission, said that Inter Miami is continuing to insist that the club will pay for the site cleanup.“From the initial briefing I received today, however, we know what we are dealing with, and it must be remediated to a level that is safe for kids to play,” he said.Inter Miami will begin play in 2020, playing at a temporary home in Fort Lauderdale until the expected completion of their stadium in 2022.The club has signed three players ahead of its inaugural season: forward Julian Carranza, midfielder Matias Pellegrini and defender Christian Makoun.
New Delhi: Cine stars-turned-Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Trinamool Congress, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, raised their first issue in Parliament on Wednesday. While Chakraborty sought construction of a flyover in her constituency Jadavpur to deal with traffic congestion, Nusrat sought a Kendriya Vidyalaya in her area Basirhat in West Bengal. The two were sworn-in on Tuesday, more than a week after the other members took oath as Nusrat got married on June 15 in Turkey. The wedding also delayed the start of her friend Chakraborty’s new innings in Parliament. The two stars were seated together throughout the proceedings on Tuesday and were mobbed by the media as they walked out. During Zero Hour on Wednesday, Chakraborty’s spoke on the urgent need for construction of a flyover on a level crossing in Jadavpur. Nusrat read out her demand for a Kendriya Vidyalaya in her constituency.