BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Engineers are evaluating any groundwater threat posed by bullets fired at the training range used by Beatrice police.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reported that city water superintendent Steve Kelley mentioned at a Board of Public Works meeting last week that Olsson Associates had been retained to evaluate the situation and explore possible remedies.
Kelley said his concern was raised when a monitoring well drilled near the range showed traces of lead.
Public Works manager Tobias Tempelmeyer said there was no real health risk at the moment, but the situation was something to monitor to ensure there won’t be a problem in the future.
Tempelmeyer said water from the affected area does not intersect with the water that filters to Beatrice for residential use.
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