MT2 Press Release Picked up by Reuters: Protecting Wetlands and Water Bodies

MT2 Press Release Picked up by Reuters
MT2 Press Release Picked up by Reuters
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Arvada, CO -( In a recent news story, MT2, the Nation’s #1 Firing Range Maintenance & Lead Reclamation Company,was quoted on the Reuters website.

“Protecting Wetlands and Water Bodies from Shooting Range Activities Generates $1 million for the Community and Range Owners. Firing ranges with wetlands and open water may be missing out on a huge lead reclamation revenue opportunity which will provide a win-win for the range and local community,” stated James Barthel, CEO of MT2, LLC. Read the full story here.

A typical firing range generates 25,000-500,000 pounds of lead which could be worth a substantial amount of money to the range, but many times the range assumes the lead in wetlands and open water areas would not be accessible.

Fortunately MT2, the nation’s #1 firing range maintenance & lead reclamation company, has developed and implemented a patented approach to recovering the maximum amount of used lead while protecting the sensitive natural environment of wetlands, water bodies and active waterways.

  • On a firing range project in Maryland, MT2 was contracted to clean and recover PAH and lead contamination from years of trap and skeet use that caused the accumulation of lead pellets down- range of the club. The environmental impact of lead contamination was of particular concern because the site is located in a floodplain within a State Park. The project focused on the environmentally sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed with headwater and drainage basins.
  • On a project in Broward County Florida, 40,000 cubic yards of lead impacted soil and sediment were successfully processed from an 8-acre pond and swamp bordering the Everglades using a new cutting edge lead separation method. The result produced over 1,000,000 pounds of lead shot ready to be converted into revenue.
  • Most recently, a project was successfully completed with US EPA consent-order oversight including 15 acre and 8 acre ponds with up to three feet of lead impacted sediment. Over 100,000 cubic yards were handled including dredging at an astounding rate of 1,000 cubic yards per day. The success of this project required special handling and drying technologies. The key was to treat the lead contamination via in-situ methods. This simply means that all of the treatment work was done on-site, which ensures that it is done thoroughly and with the highest level of treatment results.

About MT2

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.

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