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Plantation Rifle Range’s early cleanup estimate: $6.5M

Lead concentrations in soil 'extremely high,' nearly 200 times contamination standard

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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 Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
Whatcom County’s outdoor rifle ranges will likely remain closed until 2025, as county officials an

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