Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Toxic Armories -- Every time a soldier pulled the trigger inside a National Guard gun range, a bullet cast off bits of lead."

An 18-month investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive has found that the Guard's neglect allowed toxic dust to spread, endangering soldiers and visitors to America's armories. Read the Portland Oregonian series here. Were indoor firing ranges throughout Florida tested? No. Were they remediated? We don't know. One former indoor firing range on SR207 is now apparently used for storage -- what is stored there? Was the lead cleaned up before converting it to storage? Are our soldiers being tested for lead? We don't know. That's why I've filed Open Records requests with the Florida National Guard.

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