|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:30:34 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Pratt Rifle Range (KS) "may be forced to get the lead out"|
Former rifle range may be forced to get the lead out By Gale Rose Pratt Tribune (KS) February 20, 2012Pratt, Kan. - An mound of dirt southeast of the KMMM radio station isn't impressive with its overgrown plum bushes and a small cedar tree. But the Kansas Army National Guard once used this little berm, known as the Pratt Rifle Range, for small arms qualifications and annual rifle practice between 1963 and the mid 1980s, said Sharon Watson, director of public affairs for the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office.
The 1.9 acre Pratt Rifle Range site sits just southeast of the KMMM radio station and is hard to recognize because of the overgrown vegetation.
Because of the amount of lead in the ammunition, the site is one of two in Kansas, the other is the Cottonwood Falls Target Area, being inspected for high levels of lead.
Since the Kansas Army National Guard used the site, the Military Munitions Response Program is being used for evaluation.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.pratttribune.com/news/x740678651/Former-rifle-range-may-be- forced-to-get-the-lead-out
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