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Army Corps Of Engineers Investigates Possible Contamination In Residential Properties

The Army Corps of Engineers is beginning a study of hundreds of residential properties near Kingman that may have been contaminated during World War II. 

The Corps plans to investigate about 284 residential lots starting next month in a process that could last two years.

They'll be looking at places that were used as shooting ranges during the war. Army officials say more than 36,000 soldiers trained at 15 skeet ranges in the area between 1943 and 1946.

The Kingman Daily Minor reports soldiers used clay pigeons that may have contained toxic material, and shot lead bullets on the sites.

An inspection in 2010 found 59 contaminated properties. The Corps of Engineers says more funding will be needed if it finds further cleanup is required.

In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.