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Small Arms Range

MRP Site UXO2 is a Small Arms Range that lies within the footprint of a Skeet/Trap Range located near the eastern edge of the installation. The site includes two subareas, the Small Arms Range and the Skeet/Trap Range, both of which are adjacent to Fallbrook Creek, encompassing approximately 31 acres in all. The Small Arms Range occupies 0.4 acre and lies to the west of the firing line for the Skeet Trap range. The Small Arms Range was used for handgun marksmanship training by the Marine Security forces from 1945 to 1988, Civilian Security Forces from 1987 to 1991, and by station civilians and local law enforcement officers until its closure in 1991 due to its proximity to the main administration areas of the installation and the town of Fallbrook. The recreational Skeet/Trap Range was used by security forces and other station personnel from 1950 to 1987. Reportedly, the munitions used at the range were limited to 12-gauge shotgun shells, with the targets consisting of clay pigeons. A Site Inspection was completed in May 2010, and a Remedial Investigation is currently being planned.

Quick Facts
Size 31 acres
Location (see map) Near eastern edge of base
Contamination Source Small arms training
Potential Waste Types  Munitions and explosives of concern (MEC), lead, PAHs
Status Remedial Investigation
Est. Response Complete To be determined

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