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Drop Zone Lead Reclamation

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by birdognorth, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. birdognorth

    birdognorth TS Member

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    To reclaim the lead from our grounds, does the ground have to be tilled or churned or can the lead just be "vacuumed" or swept up? We are basically shooting into woods.
    BD
     
  2. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

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    I would stop talking about it..
     
  3. Capt. Morgan

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    I talked to a professional in the business a few weeks ago and he told me that he doesn't do woods or brush or anything that can't be cut easily with a mower, just too labor intensive. He also said that some types of ground cause the lead to corrode so quickly that it isn't worth reclaiming even when it's easy to get to.
     
  4. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    The publication above, "Best Management Practices for Lead at Outdoor Shooting Ranges", has a lot of useful info.
     
  5. g7777777

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    Reclaiming shot has very little to do with bringing the soil contamination back to EPA levels

    If the area is going to be cleared for residential it has to be very very low- like under 400 parts per million --

    that usually means trucking the soil somewhere

    or worse

    Gene
     
  6. birdognorth

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    We would either sell it or re-use it if it made economic sense. 40 years of lead laying around.
     
  7. alfermann66

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    In my limited experience, you probably don't have 40 years of lead lying around, you have maybe 5 years of lead and 35 years of lead oxide.

    Buz
     
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