- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin studying hundreds of residential properties in Kingman that may have been contaminated by World War II Army shooting ranges.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1rUb5gN) Corps officials announced the plan Tuesday during a meeting at Mohave Community College.

Officials will investigate approximately 284 residential lots starting next month and the study is expected to last two years.

According to engineers, more than 36,000 soldiers trained at 15 skeet ranges between 1943 and 1946.

The soldiers used clay pigeons that possibly contained some toxic material as well as lead bullets.

A 2010 Corps inspection found 59 properties were contaminated.

The Corps says more funding will be needed if further cleanup is necessary.

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Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, http://www.kingmandailyminer.com

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