Thursday, 26 February 2015

MT2 leads battle to protect over 40,000 NYPD officers at their firing range training facility

In a recent news story from The Bronx Times, it was reported that a major financial investment is being made at the Rodman’s Neck facility and the NYPD. In an ongoing project since 2006, the City of New York has contracted MT2 LLC, the nation’s #1 firing range maintenance and lead reclamation company, to implement a Best Management Practices (BMP) Program for Lead Management and Maintenance. The BMP Program successfully reduces potential human and environmental lead hazards at the NYPD training range where over 40,000 officers and recruits train annually. “We are proud to serve and protect those in law enforcement and the military that serve and protect us,” stated James Barthel, MT2 LLC CEO; “There are Best Management Practices for managing lead at firing ranges that can be implemented in order to protect shooters, workers, the environmental and the local community from lead hazards” The NYPD BMP Program includes removal and recycling of lead bullets and bullet fragments; sampling, analysis and monitoring of soil and groundwater conditions; and chemically converting potential leachable lead fines remaining in range soils utilizing MT2’s patented ECOBOND® lead treatment technologies so that treated soils are considered non-hazardous. “We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup and restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. That is why MT2 has developed a free industry report for range owners titled: 6 Important Facts a Firing Range Must Consider Before Hiring a Lead Reclamation & Cleanup Company;” stated James Barthel. The free guide offered by MT2 includes important safety and management practices on firing range remediation to contain, control, and eliminate lead hazards at firing ranges. Range owners can download a copy online at: 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 such as NYPD, State Departments of Corrections, and the US Military. ###

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Shooting range owners, operators and workers should know the best lead management practices, in order to ensure a safe environment for both shooters and people exposed to the area. Before adopting appropriate lead management practices, owners should consider factors like environmental setting and shooting activities. If an approach is proven to effectively reduce the lead contamination, then it the specific method is considered as a best management practice, or BMP. A best management practice is based on use of readily available equipment and technology. Keeping in mind the shooting activity, the owners are required to implement lead reclamation and recycling on a regular basis. A shooting range that follows these steps, would become a model for other ranges.Apart from preventing the people from exposing to lead, best management practices also reduce liability with citizen lawsuit, as well as to minimize litigation risk. The shooting ranges using best lead management practices would be contributing greatly to the community and the environment as lead is always a public concern.Lead removal and recyclingLead reclamation is one of the successful lead management practice that reduces lead migration. Shooting ranges spend big bucks in costly remediation process and litigation, primarily because they fail to implement a regular reclamation program at the ranges. In areas, where the precipitation is higher, and acidic soil conditions exist, the chances of lead migration are great and shooting ranges at this specific location should invest in lead recovery frequently.Periodic lead removal activities should be conducted, in order to completely prevent lead contamination in the ranges. Operators/owners should plan for activities like hand raking and sifting, screening, vacuuming, soil washing to ensure the lead is not discarded on your range.Hire a Professional Firing Range Cleaning companyWith Shooting Range Reclamation companies and Firing Range Cleaning companies recovering 75%-95% of the lead in the soils, it is best to hire them for lead removal. Before starting the work, the companies will visit the site to understand the topography, soil composition and other factors. The site is thoroughly checked to see if they can be reclaimed. Factors like location of lead, the expected recovery amount, and the depth lead reaches into the soils are considered during the analysis of the site.Feel free to call us today at 888.435.6645 to receive further information on how to be sure your firing range is safe.

The Dangers of Lead Paint

Don't begin a lead paint project until you read this
The following article provides great information:By Cassandra Duvall. CREATED Jan 29, 2015, NBC NewsThousands of children are exposed to lead every year, some with levels so high they are poisoned. Lead poisoning can leave children with lower IQ’s, learning difficulties and a greater likelihood of behavior problems. “If a child ingests a paint chip the size of a fingernail, that can cause lead poisoning, ‘said Stacy Ross, a public health nurse with the Brown County Health Dept. “It's gets into the air, and it lands on the window seal or on the ground by the window,” said Ross. Ross explains lead exposure in children can cause brain damage, organ problems, behavioral issues, even death. >Read More...