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School Project/Presentation Help Needed -Lead

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Charles L. Schmidt, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. Charles L. Schmidt

    Charles L. Schmidt TS Member

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    I’m on the hook to do a presentation in an Environmental Science class on the environmental impact of lead shot at shotgun ranges. It would be very much appreciated if anyone could help by providing any and all information or data related to this subject. See email address above.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Chuck
     
  2. Ron Frazier

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    Try this:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000328085443.htm
     
  3. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Thanks Ron...

    cls
     
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    There is no environmental impact if you follow one basic rule. Do not eat the lead. HMB
     
  5. smokerz

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    Go to the website above, look at definitions of hazardous waste. Scroll down to characteristic, then toxicity, and follow the links from there.

    Basically, materials which are not regulated as hazardous waste are not of environmental concern, and materials which are classified as hazarous waste are of concern, and are heavily regulated.

    What you will find, in essence, is that lead, per se, as lead metal, is not a hazardous waste, however materials which will leach lead above regulatory levels are hazardous waste. The prescribed leach test is known as TCLP. This means that in order for lead shot on the ground to be defined as hazardous, would have to fail the leach test. Under most all conditions, this will not be the case, and lead shot on the ground is not a problem; however the are some soil/pH conditions where lead levels could cause the soil to be classified as hazardous waste along with huge remediation costs. I'm not aware of any sites where this has been found to be the caes, but it is possible.

    If you care to do further searching, you will find that soils which fail the leach test can still be exempted if they are "beneficially reused", ie, the lead is reclaimed as a valuable byproduct.

    Lots of reading to do. The regs are not simple, but they can be understood.
     
  6. Trap2

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    Chuck.... Go to rangeinfo.org and click on Range Resources. It will take you to the Facility Management section. Click on the Enviromental Management page. You will find some very interesting information about lead and how it relates to shooting ranges. Should be everything you need. Click on the above website......Dan

    Try it again Chuck, it should work this time....Dan
     
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  8. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Thanks for the help, just thought I'd throw this up one more time.

    cls
     
  9. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Does anyone have any photos of lead shot mining equipment at work? Or some statistics on poundage and $$$ reclaimed?

    Would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    cls
     
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