Elevated Arsenic Levels Detected At Four Seasons Surfside Site

Sand excavated from Richard Meier’s Four Seasons condo hotel project in Surfside has been found to contain elevated levels of arsenic

Workers had removed the sand from the project site and spread it along the beach as part of a nourishment program. Laboratory results indicated arsenic levels ranged from 7.0 to 7.8 mg/kg, compared to normal residential limits of 2.1 mg/kg.

An independent consultant and local officials have concluded that the test is consistent with naturally occurring arsenic levels for the area, which typically measures at a level of 5.2 mg/kg.