The subject of in-situ treatment and remediation needn’t be mysterious; here are a few things that everyone should know about it.
As awareness continues to grow exponentially about long-term health issues related to lead contamination, it becomes imperative that a solution be found that is not only EPA approved, but provides a fast, cost-effective method of clean up that prevents the lead from reaching the groundwater, then carried literally hundreds of miles from the original contaminated site.
Perhaps not so surprisingly, many shooting ranges have, over time, become one of the more significant areas in need of treatment and remediation. According to the EPA there exist today over 9,000 non-military shooting ranges in the United States, the amount of lead used is a conservatively estimated 2 million tons a year, and in case you weren’t thinking about that particular fact, several citizens groups have, and the lawsuit parade is only beginning.
However, lead being a nonferrous metal, recycling is an attractive option, translating into substantial savings of both money and product. A leader in the field is MT2, licensed, bonded and insured to operate in all 50 states. MT2 has built a solid reputation by providing the largest fleet of specialized equipment available. We have over 14 years experience in in-situ treatment and remediation, as well as complete shooting range design and construction.
Our client list includes both local and national government agencies, as well as many private shooting clubs. MT2 has to date credited more than 4 million dollars back to range owners via recycling, and has successfully treated over 10 million tons of lead impacted soil. Contact us today and find out how we can help protect you from growing product safety lawsuits, with the added benefit of protecting the health of all who live or travel nearby.
Environmental Soil Remediation: How Do You Remove Lead from Soil?
While most people are aware of the need to remove lead-based plant from homes, there isn’t as much awareness about environmental soil remediation which is just as important, if not moreso, than any other type of lead remediation.
Here, then, is a list of reasons why soil remediation is important for the environment:
- Lead remediation from soil reduces the risk of impurities into the air and the water. These impurities can cause an increased risk of cancer and other health maladies.
- Lead remediation from soil keeps you in compliance with EPA guidelines and restrictions.
- Finally, but no less importantly, lead remediation from soil is beneficial to the health of your family, friends, and household pets.
The most common method of soil remediation is thermal desorption. Known as the most environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and efficient way to remediate lead from soil, thermal desorption is a process that heats up the contaminants until they are “burned” from the soil, then the vapor with the toxicity is destroyed. We take a unique approach using our proprietary lead treatment formula called ECOBOND® which is a much more effective and safe way to remediate the lead while maintaining the environment.
MT2 is the leading provider of environmental firing range services in the US and has served over 1,000 public and private firing ranges nationwide since 2000. MT2’s firing range services include complete range maintenance, improvements and lead remediation services. For more information about us and our cost-effective and environmentally friendly services, contact us today to see what we can do for you.