“A federal agency finally has published an investigation into lead contamination caused by target shooting on public lands in Arizona, two years after investigators substantiated several concerns raised by a whistleblower.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel made the allegations and investigation public last week as part of the process of closing the case. The move represents a small victory for the people who pushed for the OSC to wrap up the case, which they had viewed as languishing in bureaucratic purgatory.
As long as it remained open, important information about environmental and public health concerns from extremely high levels of lead at Table Mesa, an area about an hour north of Phoenix with dozens of dispersed recreational shooting sites, remained shielded from the public.”
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