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MT2, Announces New Proprietary Range Filter Technology to Properly Dispose of Lead Contaminated Hazardous Range Waste

News Release May 23, 2017 Arvada, CO

In a February 13, 2017 news report, former employees of an indoor gun range in PA detailed that they were exposed to high levels of lead while working, at 4 times the acceptable OSHA limit.

James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2), responded by stating, “We are disappointed when news like this comes out because improper regulatory compliance at firing ranges jeopardizes the personal safety and well-being of employees, shooters and possibly neighbors. Hearing the employee in the video state that they would throw buckets full of spent shells out back in a bin on the property is unimaginable.”

Barthel warns that improperly managed range solid waste like filters, debris, soil or other backstop material like rubber, along with incorrectly collected, containerized and stored lead bullets or shot can trigger RCRA hazardous waste requirements and obligations for a range. Comprehensive written work and health and safety plans specific to the range and a detailed waste-management plan describing actual activities to occur must be completed as well as providing written certification for all transport and disposal of range waste.

It is for this reason that MT2 has launched a brand-new service based on their patent-pending technology that is proven to properly treat and dispose of lead contaminated hazardous range waste as well as improve the range’s hazardous generator status and streamline their paperwork requirements.

Barthel continued, “Over the past decade, we have recycled over 12 MILLION pounds of lead, returning over $4,000,000 dollars to ranges owners in lead credits. Based on our commitment, proven track record and adherence to compliance, we are excited to announce our new “Filter Defender” technology where we are able to save a firing range an average of $10,000 or more in management and disposal of their lead contaminated hazardous waste.”

Range owners or managers interested in the “10K Filter Defender” Report can get more information at:  http://www.mt2.com

About MT2:
MT2 is the #1 and Largest Nationwide Professional Firing Range Lead Reclamation and Maintenance Contractor for both indoor & outdoor ranges; having provided professional, high-integrity solutions to over 1,000 public and private indoor and outdoor firing ranges for military, law enforcement and municipalities nationwide in all 50 States since 2000.  MT2’s proven record of services includes: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure.

MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.

Media Contact:

James M. Barthel, President
14045 W 66th Ave Arvada, CO 80004
1-888-435-6645
http://www.mt2.com 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 19:31

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MT2, the Largest Nationwide Firing Range Lead Reclamation Contractor, Actively Supporting Mandate to Decontaminate Lead-Tainted National Guard Armories

 

News release Arvada, Colorado April 27, 2017

In a story out of Washington, DC on April 12, 2017 Oregon's Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden led a group of ten Senators calling on Senate Appropriations Committee leaders to dedicate adequate funding to cleaning up National Guard sites across the U.S. that have been contaminated by dangerous amounts of lead dust.

The Oregonian on December 13, 2016,  reported that the National Guard is halting all community events in armories across the country to address severe lead issues. Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, wrote in his Dec. 6 order that the Guard issued a mandate setting imminent deadlines. Earlier cleanup efforts were sidetracked partly because the Guard required states to bear most of the cost, but now the December 6th mandate pledges Federal money for cleanups and that "the cost of clean-up is considered to be 100 percent Federal share."

MT2 reached out to armories across the country to offer assistance and is now in talks with several of them, with 3 projects under contract and mobilization plans established in North Dakota and Oregon.

Range Engineers at MT2 are available to answer questions and schedule armory facilities for a lead decontamination package to comply with this order. This package includes a lead assessment with a comprehensive site-specific service audit with a work-plan for complete lead reclamation and recycling as well as a timeline for ongoing monitoring to comply with the order.

James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2) responded to the recent news stories by stating, “We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup, restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. We are strategically positioned to assist with this initiative because we have decades of lead treatment success with over 1,000 public and private indoor and outdoor firing ranges for military, law enforcement and municipalities nationwide in all 50 States. We have recently launched a brand-new service based on our patent-pending technology that is proven to properly treat and dispose of lead contaminated hazardous range waste & filters; as well as improve the range’s hazardous generator status and streamline their paperwork requirements,” stated Barthel.

About MT2:
MT2 is the Nation’s #1 leading provider of environmental firing range services with a proven record of services includes: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure. MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.

Media Contact

James M. Barthel, President
14045 W 66th Ave Arvada, CO 80004
1-888-435-6645
http://www.mt2.com 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 April 2017 20:02

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MT2 Announces Firing Range Safeguard and Security Protocols in Response to Brass Scam and Hazardous Waste Indictment News Reports

ARVADA, Colo., Feb. 16, 2017 PRNewswire 

Recently the EHS Daily Advisor reported on the Grand Jury ruling by the Department of Justice United States Attorney District of South Carolina Office. The owner of a now-defunct Firing Range services South Carolina company that hauled away lead waste from more than 100 firing ranges in 16 states has been indicted by a grand jury for violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If convicted, the owner of Welch Group Environmental faces up to 20 years in prison and more than $800,000 in fines against the company he once operated.

In response to a January 25, 2017 news report, in what Chattanooga police believe is a multi-state scam to steal brass from shooting ranges, James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2), stated, "It is sad to see how firing ranges are being taken advantage of, and how easy it is to be deceived. When a firing range loses money on metals such as brass and lead, it impacts their ability to be of service to their shooters; including Law Enforcement officers who frequently train at these public and private firing ranges."

Barthel warns that firing ranges must verify upfront who they are dealing with, in light of the two recent news stories cited, and to request written records for the disposition of all materials leaving their range including brass, lead or filters and demand to know exactly where their waste will end up. In general, if it sounds too good to be true; there is likely something missing or corners being cut out.

Unfortunately, when dealing with potentially valuable range commodities like lead and brass, you can never be too careful to ensure that the firing range will receive the proceeds promised. To avoid becoming a party to the next firing range scam; range owners should require prior references, insurance certificates, required licenses and written contracts. Additionally, ranges should require complete disclosure of where the reclaimed materials are going, how they are being shipped (approved shipping per DOT) and the certifications/permits/licenses of the receiving facilities, especially waste facilities.

Firing range managers and owners under federal and state laws are always ultimately responsible for the proper handling, recycling and waste disposal of all range materials including recyclable lead, and hazardous waste, including filters.

MT2 is offering a free download on how to pre-qualify a range contractor upfront to avoid these issues and protect their firing range from liability or being scammed.

Barthel points out, "There are five critical validations you must demand from your contractor to protect you and your range and we have included this simple checklist in our Firing Range Lead Reclamation Industry Report which also provides the important considerations a firing range must consider when choosing a lead reclamation contractor."

Range owners interested in the Firing Range Hazardous Waste Industry Report can get more information at http://www.mt2.com

About MT2:

MT2 is the #1 and Largest Nationwide Professional Firing Range Lead Reclamation and Maintenance Contractor for both indoor & outdoor ranges. MT2's proven record of services includes: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure.

MT2's zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.

Media Contact

James M. Barthel, President
14045 W 66th Ave Arvada, CO 80004
1-888-435-6645
http://www.mt2.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:22

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MT2 Establishes Hotline to Support Army National Guard Mandated Deadline for the Immediate Prohibition of Guard Firing Range Activity Due to Severe Lead Issues

 

News story reported January 18, 2017

In a story from the Oregonian on December 13, 2016, it was reported that the National Guard is halting all community events in armories across the country to address severe lead issues.

Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, wrote in his Dec. 6 order that the Guard issued a mandate setting imminent deadlines. The order states that by Jan. 31, 2017, state Guard units must tell the National Guard's central office whether they have finished lead testing in all their armories with old firing ranges. They must also report what was found and whether lead was cleaned up. By Feb. 28, 2017, state Guard leaders must tell the National Guard whether they've closed all their indoor gun ranges and give a timeline for any remaining cleanings.

Earlier cleanup efforts were sidetracked partly because the Guard required states to bear most of the cost, but now the December 6th mandate pledges Federal money for cleanups and that "the cost of clean-up is considered to be 100 percent Federal share."

James M. Barthel, President of Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2) responded to this announcement by stating, “Everyone knows that high velocity lead can be deadly, but the hidden danger of lead at firing ranges comes from the dust and fines generated by shooting activities. We are passionate about Gun Range lead cleanup, restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead. We are uniquely positioned to assist with this initiative because of our lead treatment technologies. Our lead separation technology provides a greater than 99% lead recovery and our patented ECOBOND™ lead treatment technology has been used on over 10 Million tons of waste. This provides a unique solution eliminating the need to generate hazardous waste, saving money and minimizing range owner liability”, stated Barthel.

MT2 has established a hotline to support the National Guard Armory lead hazard mandated deadline. Range Engineers are standing by to answer questions and get their facility scheduled for a package to comply with this order. This package includes a lead assessment with a comprehensive site-specific service audit with a work-plan for complete lead reclamation and recycling as well as a timeline for ongoing monitoring to comply with the order.

About MT2:

MT2 is the Nation’s leading provider of environmental firing range services having provided professional, high-integrity solutions to over 1,000 public and private indoor and outdoor firing ranges for military, law enforcement and municipalities nationwide in all 50 States since 2000.  MT2’s proven record of services includes: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure.

MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017 04:18

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MT2 Earns Accreditation from the Denver Better Business Bureau

 

Arvada, CO November 29, 2016 PR Newswire

Metals Treatment Technologies (MT2), the Nation’s leading provider of environmental and firing range services, announced its recent accreditation by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

MT2 is pleased that potential customers feel comfortable when choosing them. The BBB seal will further help customers understand who they are and the core values they believe in.

“We are pleased to be a BBB Accredited Business because we value building trust with our clients,” stated James Barthel, MT2 CEO. “Our BBB Accreditation gives our clients confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct.”

To be accredited by BBB, a business or organization must affirm that it meets and will abide by BBB standards, which are defined by the BBB Code of Business Practices. The Code represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.

When dealing with a BBB Accredited Business the consumer has peace of mind knowing that they are dealing with an honest organization that is accountable to its clients.

About BBB Serving Denver & Boulder Colorado

The Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau is dedicated to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.

About MT2

MT2 is the Nation’s leading provider of environmental firing range services having provided professional, high-integrity solutions to over 1,000 public and private indoor and outdoor firing ranges for military, law enforcement and municipalities nationwide in all 50 States since 2000.  MT2’s proven record of services include: complete firing range maintenance & improvements, lead remediation services, lead reclamation, OSHA & environmental consulting, operational maintenance and range closure.

MT2’s zero-tolerance for regulatory violations gives range owners the peace of mind that their project will be successfully completed on a guaranteed schedule. No one can complete an Environmental or firing range lead reclamation project quicker and safer than MT2.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 04:34

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$10K Filter Defender Report

MT2 is able to save a firing range an average of $10,000 or more in management and disposal of their lead contaminated hazardous waste because of our NEW patent-pending technology. Click here to Download


15 Million Pounds of Lead Recycled Since 2000

Lead Proceeds Thermometer-updated2017

 

 

MT2 BBB Business Review

 

 

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$10K Filter Defender Report

MT2 is able to save a firing range an average of $10,000 or more in management and disposal of their lead contaminated hazardous waste because of our NEW patent-pending technology. Click here to Download


15 Million Pounds of Lead Recycled Since 2000

Lead Proceeds Thermometer-updated2017

 

 

MT2 BBB Business Review

 

 

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