lead contamination http://mtpr.org en A little more about the old shooting range which led to C.R. Anderson's closure http://mtpr.org/post/little-more-about-old-shooting-range-which-led-cr-andersons-closure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">C.R. Anderson Middle School students will be heading back to class next week.</span></p><p>The state’s largest middle school abruptly closed last Tuesday after elevated lead levels were found at the site of the school’s old firing range.</p><p>Further testing shows the lead was confined to that area and cleanup efforts should be completed in the next few days.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce finds out more about the shooting range thought responsible for the contamination.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:08:05 +0000 Dan Boyce 13792 at http://mtpr.org A little more about the old shooting range which led to C.R. Anderson's closure DEQ closes own building for lead contamination http://mtpr.org/post/deq-closes-own-building-lead-contamination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 100 Montana Department of Environmental Quality workers were sent home on paid leave Monday after inspections found elevated levels of lead in one of the department’s own buildings.</span></p><p>“The irony is not lost on us,” said DEQ Director Tracy Stone-Manning said regarding contaminants in Helena’s old armory at the north end of Last Chance Gulch, where DEQ now houses its division responsible for environmental cleanup.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:27:34 +0000 Dan Boyce 10315 at http://mtpr.org DEQ closes own building for lead contamination