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. ###

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