- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are waiting for test results to see if lead dust that leaked from a closed gun range has spread to a nearby park.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/23xEk1w ) that the James G. Mangan Rifle and Pistol Range told the city in 2012 that the ventilation system seemed to be sending unfiltered air outdoors. Tests going back to 2006 show lead dust levels exceeded public hazard limits.

The range was closed in 2014 but city officials did not clean the facility or notify people who used or live by an adjacent park of the possible lead contamination.

Results from April 1 soil samples from the park are expected back Friday.

City officials are looking into cleaning the facility, which is estimated to cost more than $67,000.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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