NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED ENGINEERING EVALUATION FOR FOUR FORMER FIRING RANGE SITES

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Aug 28, 2014, 5:26:23 PM8/28/14
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U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2014
Release No.: 2014-66
Contact: 702-293-8691

NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED ENGINEERING EVALUATION FOR FOUR FORMER FIRING RANGE SITES

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an engineering evaluation/cost analysis report for four former firing ranges within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The report addresses lead impacts and lead removal actions at two former range sites in Clark County Nevada, and two former sites in Mohave County Arizona. The sites are located at Echo Bay, Las Vegas Bay, Temple Bar and Willow Beach.  

Under alternative 1, no action would be taken. Alternative 2 involves excavation, on-site disposal, capping and institutional controls. Alternative 3 involves excavation, mechanical soil washing, chemical stabilization and soil replacement. Alternative 4 involves excavation and off-site disposal with optional chemical stabilization.

The full report is available for review online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=54321. Comments may be submitted via the website. Written comments should be mailed to Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada, 89005. Comments must be received by September 30, 2014.

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