|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:02:44 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] LEAD, GUARD: "The Washington National Guard closed at least nine armories ..."|
National Guard Firing Ranges Leave Legacy Of Lead by John Ryan KUOW (Puget Sound Public Radio, WA) December 27, 2016 The National Guard Armory in Snohomish, Washington, being used as a barracks during the 2014 search for survivors of the Oso landslide. In 2016, tests found lead dust in the armory at up to 65 times federal safety standards. The National Guard has closed facilities across the country to the public because of lead contamination, following an investigation by The Oregonian newspaper. Normally, the Guard rents out the buildings where it trains and practices, called armories, for community events, from weddings to Cub Scout sleepovers. Earlier in 2016, the Washington National Guard closed at least nine armories to the public after years of efforts failed to get the lead out. ... For the entire story, see http://www.opb.org/news/article/national-guard-firing-ranges-leave-legacy-of-lead/ -- 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/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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