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County temporarily shutters rifle range over lead concerns

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Lead concentrations exceeding 10,000 parts per million — nearly 200 times the state's contamination standard — have been found in the soil at Plantation Rifle Range. Cleanup may extend into 2025. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
Whatcom County has temporarily closed the high-power range at the Plantation Rifle Range, one of two

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