Shooting ranges poison our land

Lionel G Klikoff

Dear Sir:

I read your article on the shooting range in Cowlitz County with considerable interest.

As you may be aware shooting ranges are an environmental hazard. Heavy metals levels have accumulated at these sites. A number of counties in western Washington have closed old shooting ranges. In those instances owners of the ranges would be held liable for costs of cleanup. Both Lewis and Cowlitz Counties have been negligent in these matters. Lead levels are a particular concern.


Lionel G Klikoff