The lead streams - Water from the shooting range is full of lead - Screenshot - Photo: NRK
The Norwegian Environmental Protection Association sent demands to the Ministry of Climate and the Environment on 28 November regarding the clean-up of pollution on shooting ranges, and now the answer has arrived.
By: Arne Roger Hansen
The Norwegian Environmental Protection Association (NMF) has over several years worked with heavy metal pollution problems locally at several shooting ranges around Norway. Norway today has around 3,000 outdoor shooting ranges, where heavy metals such as lead have been leaking into nature for a lifetime. In light of NRK's article about Løvenskjold shooting range, NMF now believes that it is time that all ranges are now checked for contamination, and that it is cleaned up once and for all.
The Norwegian Environment Agency must now survey the scope and assess measures as is evident from the response from the Ministry of Climate and the Environment. The letter is attached below.