|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:14:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, COAST GUARD: Petaluma (CA) Trap and Skeet Club lead|
Warning on lead fallout at gun clubs Jane Kay San Francisco Chronicle September 29, 2008For 40 years on clear mornings, avid shooters have turned out at the Petaluma Trap and Skeet Club for the sport of popping away at clay pigeons hurled into the air.
The western Sonoma County range looks idyllic with hawks and golden eagles diving over grazing sheep. But in a year's time, the rural outdoor range is strewn with seven tons of lead, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which owns the land.
Health officials worry about even trace amounts of lead in gasoline, paint, plumbing, food and consumer products, which is why conservationists and regulators are warning about letting thousands of tons of lead accumulate at shooting ranges statewide.
Despite some cleanups and spotty county inspections, dozens of ranges in California remain under the radar of regulation.
... For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/29/MN4F12S0O2.DTL -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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