Oshkosh, Wis.(WFRV)--Contaminated soil has slowed construction to build a new Oaklawn Elementary school in Oshkosh.
The Oshkosh Area School District was considering building on property adjacent to the school until they found out the land was contaminated.
Sandra Brown lives across the street from Oaklawn Elementary School
She's asking questions about the news that district contractors found contaminated soil on this property.
School officials had planned to purchase the site for 70-thousand dollars as part of new construction at Oaklawn.
They won't release what was found, but said the deal to buy the property is dead.
District spokesperson Bob Tess, "I think a lot more of that will become public as EMC finishes their work. They are in the middle of their work right now, and they have to do a lab report. We've had conversations with them, and they know we don't want to buy the property right now."
Local Five's Donald Robinson has the story.