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  • Reducing Lead Exposure Risk at Campgrounds

    Tips to avoid lead exposure:

    • Wash hands using soap and water before eating or drinking.
    • Clean toys, camping equipment, clothing, shoes, pets, and vehicles upon returning home.

    This warning applies to:

    • Silver Mines Recreation Area
    • Marble Creek Recreation Area
    • Council Bluff Recreation Area
    • Sutton Bluff Recreation Area

    The Forest Service plans to review the protectiveness of a CERLCA Time Critical Removal Action after elevated levels of lead (Pb) were discovered. This protectiveness review will allow us to determine if any additional work needs to be conducted at these sites.
    The risks of lead exposure at these sites are generally considered to be low, especially if you are only at these sites a couple of times a year.

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