News release Arvada, Colorado April 27, 2017
In a story out of Washington, DC on April 12, 2017 Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden led a group of ten Senators calling on Senate Appropriations Committee leaders to dedicate adequate funding to cleaning up National Guard sites across the U.S. that have been contaminated by dangerous amounts of lead dust.
The Oregonian on December 13, 2016, reported that the National Guard is halting all community events in armories across the country to address severe lead issues. Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, wrote in his Dec. 6 order that the Guard issued a mandate setting imminent deadlines. Earlier cleanup efforts were sidetracked partly because the Guard required states to bear most of the cost, but now the December 6th mandate pledges Federal money for cleanups and that “the cost of clean-up is considered to be 100 percent Federal share.”
MT2 reached out to armories across the country to offer assistance and is now in talks with several of them, with 3 projects under contract and mobilization plans established in North Dakota and Oregon.
Range Engineers at MT2 are available to answer questions and schedule armory facilities for a lead decontamination package to comply with this order. This package includes a lead assessment with a comprehensive site-specific service audit with a work-plan for complete lead reclamation and recycling as well as a timeline for ongoing monitoring to comply with the order.
James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2) responded to the recent news stories by stating, “We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup, restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. We are strategically positioned to assist with this initiative because we have decades of lead treatment success with over 1,200 public and private indoor and outdoor firing ranges for military, law enforcement and municipalities nationwide in all 50 States. We have recently launched a brand-new service based on our patent-pending technology that is proven to properly treat and dispose of lead contaminated hazardous range waste & filters; as well as improve the range’s hazardous generator status and streamline their paperwork requirements,” stated Barthel.
MT2 is the Nation’s #1 leading provider of environmental firing range services with a proven record of services includes: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure. MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.
James M. Barthel, President
14045 W 66th Ave Arvada, CO 80004