EMERGENCY services were called to a gun and tackle shop on Great Eastern Highway in Midvale on October 5 due to a lead contamination incident.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said they were alerted about 2.20pm and crews set up an exclusion zone with career firefighters from Midland and Kiara attending along with WA Police.
DFES special operations and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s pollution response unit provided technical support.
The owner has been issued with an environmental protection notice because the compliance and enforcement officer “suspects on reasonable grounds that there is, or is likely to be, an emission from the premises, which has caused or is likely to cause pollution’’.
The environmental protection notice said “the nature of the suspected pollution being the emission of lead residue discharged from a ventilation duct, arising from an indoor shooting range located at the premises, into the environment at levels likely to result in the alteration of the environment to its detriment or degradation, or the detriment of an environmental value”.