Transfer of Moccasin Bend land complicated by lead - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Transfer of Moccasin Bend land complicated by lead

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Thousands of bullets fired at a police firing range are holding up transfer of 33 acres of Moccasin Bend to the National Park Service.

The land is owned by Chattanooga and Hamilton County and has been used by police for decades as a weapons practice site.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/USkEND ) said local officials were told last week they would be responsible for an environmental cleanup before the federal government would accept the property.

Matt Lee, special assistant to Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield, said the value of the lead reclaimed in cleaning up the site would help pay for the project, but it will be an extensive undertaking.

Lee said there is 20 to 30 years' worth of lead in the soil.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.