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  •   The following article will highlight lessons learned including how to select the bid from a lead reclamation contractor that makes the most economical sense for your range, and how to make sure the contractor is prepared to handle your project without disrupting your range operations. In a recent news story, it was reported that the New Jersey Bergen County Office of Environmental Health & the ...

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  •   This law enforcement agency took a proactive approach to lead maintenance activities to provide safety to their law enforcement officers who train at the facility. The focus was on lead reclamation and environmental protection Following evaluation of various firms, MT2 was selected based on “Best-Value” pricing, extensive industry experience and is the #1 largest most cost-effective nationwide ...

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  • Published on the Huntington County Tab     Eugene Lovas, of Metals Treatment Technologies LLC of Arvada, CO, www.MT2.com and Bethany Blicharz, assistant property manager at Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, watch as clean dirt is expelled from a machine being used to remove lead bullets from the backstop of the Roush Shooting Range. Photo by Cindy Klepper.   Originally published Aug. 17, 2017. Th...

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  • Leading environmental soil remediation and firing range lead reclamation maintenance contractor for indoor & outdoor ranges, MT2, has been awarded certification in recognition of its expertise and compliance. The company has achieved verified supplier certification for the Chemicals and Allied Industries Community, awarded by risk management services supplier Achilles. The certification applies ...

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  • Gun range maintenance, whether indoor or outside, is particularly focused on their client's safety whenever they use their facilities. Two forces, unfortunately, work against the gun range owners despite their best efforts. On is the natural ricocheting of bullets whenever they strike a hard object on impact. The other is Murphy's law and it invokes the inexplicable rule of "when something can go...

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  • According to a 2015 report from the Connecticut State Public Health Department, improper safety protocols at a gun range led to a 1-year-old boy having high levels of lead in his blood. While many know that lead dust from firearms can pose a silent health risk, many people rarely consider the opportunities for lead contamination away from the firing range. After the initial detection by a local p...

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  • Gun ranges are, often, extremely focused on safety. For most gun owners, the hobby is serious, following strict protocol for each weapon like a mantra. It's part of the fabric of the culture surrounding the industry. The inherent dangers of firearms go beyond the obvious, however. When Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) inspectors arrive, many gun ranges trip up on a ...

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  •   In honor of Independence Day 2017, MT2, the nation’s largest firing range lead reclamation and maintenance contractor, has set aside funds to support a program that promotes INTERdependence. Police and Law Enforcement protect and serve their communities, but unfortunately many lose their lives in the line of duty. Many times, they leave behind family including young children and this loss is de...

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  • In a February 13, 2017 news report, former employees of an indoor gun range in PA detailed that they were exposed to high levels of lead while working, at 4 times the acceptable OSHA limit. James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2), responded by stating, “We are disappointed when news like this comes out because improper regulatory compliance at firing ranges jeopardizes...

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  •   This is a short video from a recent project we completed at a gun range in Florida. Lead being loaded into drums after being processed by our proprietary lead reclamation systems. MT2 is the #1 and Largest Nationwide Professional Environmental Soil Remediation & Firing Range Lead Reclamation Maintenance Contractor for both indoor & outdoor ranges        MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory viola...

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  • In a story out of Washington, DC on April 12, 2017 Oregon's Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden led a group of ten Senators calling on Senate Appropriations Committee leaders to dedicate adequate funding to cleaning up National Guard sites across the U.S. that have been contaminated by dangerous amounts of lead dust. The Oregonian on December 13, 2016,  reported that the National Guard is haltin...

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  •   Police officers put themselves in harm's way every day to protect us. They are the number one public servants and the least we can do is keep them safe when the need arises. Doing the job of a police officer requires training with firearms, they must spend a lot of time practicing at gun ranges. More than one million law enforcement officers train at indoor gun ranges every year. Every time thes...

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  •   photo source: Shutterstock Owning and operating a gun range is a rewarding and enjoyable business. Teaching the shooting public proper gun handling and safety is an important undertaking and can ultimately save lives. The range owner's responsibility is very broad and encompasses both the patrons and the employees of the business. Without following the guidelines and protocols established by OSH...

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  •   Lead can be absorbed by firing range workers in several ways. If we breathe it in, it is absorbed into the blood stream from the lungs. It can be absorbed from the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and eyes. Because of this we need to make sure that the workplace is safe, and employees have the safety gear needed to do their job properly, but personal responsibility is also needed. For indoo...

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  •   As an organization, ILEETA is committed to the reduction of law enforcement risk through the enhancement of training for criminal justice practitioners. Fully committed to the saving of lives through the development and delivery of high quality training. Committed to the safety and security of our fellow citizens, and improved understanding between society and the criminal justice professions. ...

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  • The city of East Chicago was declared a Superfund site, nearing the top of the list of the worst contaminated sites in the Unites States in 2009.  Earlier in February, the new governor declared a state of emergency for the Superfund Site in East Chicago, which has been shown to be contaminated by exorbitantly high levels of lead and arsenic. Previous proposals for additional funding to help clea...

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  • Recently the EHS Daily Advisor reported on the Grand Jury ruling by the Department of Justice United States Attorney District of South Carolina Office. The owner of a now-defunct Firing Range services South Carolina company that hauled away lead waste from more than 100 firing ranges in 16 states has been indicted by a grand jury for violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Resource Conservation...

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  • Interest in remediating brownfield sites into useful commercial developments is growing, but the high costs of remediation remain a factor. Some owners of brownfield sites are mothballing their land until new technologies are developed, or the cost of remediation decreases; concerns with this approach is the risk of contamination entering the water system through rain and storm runoff and the ris...

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  • Do You Recognize the Early-Warning Signs That Your Firing Range is Contaminated with Lead?

      Early warning signs that indicate the possible contamination of a firing range may not appear obvious. Yes, there is the puff of smoke after the discharge of weapon which is usually swept away down range by the employment of an effective air system. In open ranges, the winds serve the same purpose. But that lead goes somewhere, and where it lands isn't necessarily where the first signs of contam...

  • Do You Recognize the Early-Warning Signs That Your Firing Range is Contaminated with Lead? Protect Your Shooters and Employees

    Firing Ranges and Lead Contamination Lead bullets go with firing ranges like wooden spoons go with kitchens -- both have been around and used for a long, long time. However, firing ranges have a unique responsibility in gun range lead clean-up to prevent overexposure to lead, which both the EPA and OSHA deem a hazardous substance. Ranges get contaminated through the firing of these bullets. The le...

  • Understanding How Lead at Shooting Ranges Harms More Than Just the Shooters at the Firing Range

        Both the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey found that there are about 461,000 police officers in America today. These officers must train at shooting ranges, which place them at risk of lead poisoning. While most people are aware that high-velocity lead is deadly, what they don't know about is the hidden d...

  • Protecting Wet Lands and Water Bodies from Shooting Range Activities: Silent Hazards

      Open firing ranges pose greater risks to health than expected. Many assume that the winds blow the lead laden smoke away -- and they are right -- keeping the immediate area around the firing range clear of lead-laden dust, smoke and particulates. Their mistake is believing that the problem is “gone with the wind”. Their misguided belief blinds them to wind's role as a harbinger, carrying the poi...

  • Indoor Firing Ranges (as well as Outdoor Ranges) Can be a Danger to Shooters

        Most gun ranges do their part to try keeping the firing range lead cleaned, and there are some things each shooter should do during and after they're done at the range.    These include:  Keep an eye on the range's ventilation yourself. If your gun is smoking or the air doesn't smell clean after a few seconds after firing it, immediately inform management. You can always return on another day...

  • Protecting Wildlife from Lead resulting in Shooting Range Activities

    Spent lead from outdoor shooting ranges is oftentimes available to wildlife and this has harmful effects. In fact, the Arizona Game and Fish Department says this is the leading cause behind the death of the endangered California Condors in their Arizona-California re-introductory program. However, even if they weren't endangered, harming them will still result in fines and penalties leveraged aga...

  • Lead Reclamation from Firing Ranges in Wetlands and Watersheds

    Protecting Wet Lands and Water Bodies from Shooting Range Activities   Concern over lead poisoning in wetland environments is growing. Lead poisoning of waterfowl, including eagles, condors, swans, and loons, has given rise to a number of environmental actions by states and national agencies in the last couple of decades. Lead shot for hunting waterfowl was banned in 1991, and since that time many...

  • The Responsibility of Protecting Police Officers from Lead at Firing Ranges

      Each day police officers around the world put themselves in harm’s way to protect and serve the public. In return, we should make every effort to safeguard those who wear the uniform. A little known health risk that law enforcement professionals face every day is lead poisoning. In order to properly use their firearms, they must spend a great amount of time practicing at the firing range. Every ...

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  •   Lead does not wash away and can cause permanent problems with health, behavior, and learning. Some signs of health issues are high blood pressure, kidney damage, and fertility problems. Proper protection guidelines need strict adherence, to prevent lead from entering the human body. When dealing with contaminated land, Extensive clean-up and disposal requirements are in place for the purpose of...

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  •   Indoor firing ranges can be a wonderful additional feature of your gun range, whether as a compliment to an outdoor range or a standalone site. However, the proper handling and disposal of lead is one of the most important things to consider, if not the most important. Furthermore, as an indoor range, lead maintenance is a constant part of your routine. It pays to select reputable, qualified con...

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