Manure spill closes playground

Bacteria found in water flowing into area

POSTED: 11:00 AM EDT Sep 12, 2013    UPDATED: 12:38 PM EDT Sep 13, 2013 
Child on swing playground play

A chicken manure spill last month has caused a playground to be closed indefinitely.

The Paul E. Fuller playground, located in southwestern Pennsylvania borough, contains high levels of contamination from a spill that happened on a hill above the playground weeks ago, according to The Associated Press. Water flows onto the playground when it rains, carrying bacteria from the manure. Borough workers treated the area with lime, but say bacteria counts including salmonella haven't decreased.

The area reportedly smells of manure and continues to test positive for high levels of bacteria.