2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:18:14 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Salt Creek Recreation Area/Camp Hayden (WA)
Field tests find lead in small area of Salt Creek soil

By Tom Callis
Peninsula Daily News (WA)
August 7, 2009

JOYCE -- A small area -- about 330 cubic yards of soil -- at Salt Creek Recreation Area's former shooting range was found to be contaminated with lead, according to field results taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Measurements must be confirmed by lab tests, said EPA investigator Kathy Parker.

During the three-day field study that ended Thursday, Parker and two hired contractors found that the "impact zone," which would have been the hillside behind the shooting targets, have levels of lead that exceed the state cleanup level of 250 parts per million.


The former shooting range, located in the woods of the southeast portion of the park near the Striped Peak trail head, was initially used by the Army when the land was Camp Hayden during World War II.


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