EPA Raids Ammunition Component Factory in Montana
On March 27th the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Division (EPA) raided USA Brass in Bozeman, Montana.
FBI agents were also on scene.
"USA Brass cleans and sells ammunition casings" which are then reused to make more ammunition.
According to NBC Montana, Agent Bert Mardsen said the EPA was "investigating alleged violations of environmental law." He would not provide details of the investigation, except to say "there [was] no immediate threat to the public or the community" at the time of the raid.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after an investigation of the company in 2013, said the company had "overexposed workers to lead and failed to provide basic safeguards to reduce lead exposure, including breathing protection and protective clothing."
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