Wednesday, 25 November 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION FOR HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD - AVOID HEALTH HAZARDS AND FINES.

Elevated levels of lead in soil can have a negative environmental impact.  On top of that, if soil lead levels exceed Environmental Protection Agency quality guidelines, federal, state and local fines can occur. In either case, Environmental Soil Remediation is necessary and MT2 can help.

It is important to remember that lead is a naturally occurring bluish-gray metal found in the earth's crust, and can also be found in natural bodies of water.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency states that natural levels of lead are anywhere between 50 and 400 parts-per-million.  Soil can become contaminated beyond these levels, however, through various means.  Most common are past industrial use, lead-based paint flaking off houses and buildings, leaded gasoline pollution, and old pipes that contain lead.  
But firing ranges are an obvious source as well, due to lead bullets and fragments. 

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