Imagine living in a gated community surrounded by large trees, beautiful lakes and a country club. Not bad, huh?
Some of the yards in Raintree Plantation, which is the Jefferson County, Missouri development I just described, are undergoing testing for lead, and the levels are so high in some yards that the EPA is digging up the grass and top soil, then replacing it for free.
The EPA has held meetings, sent out fliers and contacted the media to help contact people about the problem. You can get the testing and soil replacement for free, but the government will not replace any trees, bushes and flowers damaged during the digging.