Skyway Trap and Skeet Club - St. Petersburg, Florida: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:32 by admin
Recently, the Pinellas County Health Department found significant amounts of lead and arsenic on the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club shooting range in St. Petersburg, Florida. The elevated lead and arsenic levels are caused by millions of shotgun pellets left behind by shooters.

Health Department employees are now canvassing a four-mile radius surrounding the site, giving informational leaflets to residents and urging parents to have children tested for lead exposure. Children are most vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can cause developmental and neurological damage.

Citing lead levels 8,000 times higher than state environmental standards allow, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed a lawsuit against the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club, seeking to close the range and force a cleanup. Court filings allege that lead and arsenic found in soil, air, surface water and groundwater surrounding the range pose "an imminent hazard" to human health and wildlife.

See your doctor if you live or work near the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club and you have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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