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Chattanooga seeking spot to relocate police firing range

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The city of Chattanooga is moving a police firing range to make way for a National Park Service management plan in the area.

City officials called a committee that met for the first time on Friday to devise a plan to relocate the firing range from Moccasin Bend.

The Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1LYXZf7) the city has the challenge of finding a suitable location and setting aside money to pay for it. They say they want to find a place where residents won't be bothered by the noise.

The park service plans to incorporate the 33-acre area into a park will be on hold until the city figures out where to move the firing range. Bullets fired over the range's 40-year history have contaminated the surface with lead.

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

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