On April 13, 2015 the Seattle Times reported, “To train their officers, federal law-enforcement agencies have awarded contracts to contaminated commercial gun ranges, riling unions and sparking calls for reform.”
In the investigative series they report, “Dirty gun ranges are a source of toxic lead poisoning. Employees at gun ranges, as well as their families, are typically the most at risk for lead poisoning, which can cause a range of health problems. Lead exposure can cause an array of health problems from nausea and fatigue to organ damage, mental impairment and even death.”
Fortunately MT2, LLC the Nation's #1 Firing Range Maintenance & Lead Reclamation Company, is leading the fight to protect police officers and other shooters from the hazards of lead poisoning at gun ranges.
The Firing Range Lead Management and Containment Initiative includes patented technologies and proven methods which keep lead away from the police officers shooting and provides a comprehensive cleaning and removal of lead from the range.
Results of this initiative include:
- Treating all lead rendering it non-hazardous
- Removing and recycling lead from the range
- Proprietary cleaning techniques removing the potential for lead poisoning
“We are proud to serve and protect those in law enforcement and the military that serve and protect us,” stated James Barthel, MT2 CEO. “Everyone knows that high velocity lead can be deadly, but the hidden danger of lead at firing ranges comes from the dust and fines generated by shooting activities. We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup, restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. We are pleased to offer a free range evaluation for indoor or outdoor ranges.”
Range owners needing to request an evaluation can get more information at: www.mt2.com/rangequestionnaire.
At the 2015 International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference and Expo, in Wheeling, IL, MT2, will have representatives available to meet with gun range owners and operators to discuss Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Lead at Indoor and Outdoor Shooting Ranges.
Visit MT2 at booth #10 in the expo hall for information on Firing Range Evaluation, Maintenance and Lead Reclamation, April 20-25, 2015, The Westin Chicago North Shore.
MT2 is the leading provider of environmental firing range services in the US and has served over 1,000 public and private firing ranges nationwide since 2000. MT2's extensive list of clients includes over 200 law enforcement agencies, State Departments of Corrections, and the US Military. Since 2006, MT2 has been implementing a BMP Program for the world's largest police force at the NYPD training range where over 40,000 officers and recruits train annually.
For more information, please visit www.MT2.com.