NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government will spend over $3 million to clean up a Border Patrol target shooting range in Nogales.
A report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that training activities by the Border Patrol on a half-acre lot left lead, arsenic and other contaminants in the soil.
The estimated cost to remediate the land is $3.7 million. The land is privately owned but is leased by Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency.
The report shows that the Border Patrol used the range from around 1992 to 2010.
Cyndi Tuell, a Sierra Club volunteer, said the cleanup was expected but that the price tag is too high.
CBP has not issued a comment.