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Atlantic Richfield Co
BUTTE — A Butte judge has dismissed a contamination case against Atlantic Richfield Co. brought by nearly 100 residents of Opportunity more than five years ago.
BUTTE — Money for restoration projects in Butte will finally begin to flow this year from a 2008 settlement with Atlantic Richfield Co. that allocated $28.1 million plus interest to restore polluted ground and surface water resources.
BUTTE — Two area plans allocating nearly $100 million in settlement money received the signature of former Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Jan. 3, culminating a long process of planning, review and public input.
ANACONDA — Anaconda-Deer Lodge County will finish replacing its century-old water mains across town, thanks to a $10 million one-time allocation from the Natural Resource Damage Program.
HELENA — Asarco wants three other companies to help pay for environmental cleanup required at its former lead smelter in East Helena and a silver mine near Philipsburg.
ANACONDA -- Work will begin in May to treat and cap about 660 acres of contaminated sediment removed from the former Milltown Dam reservoir near Missoula and held at the tailings repository site at Opportunity.
ANACONDA -- While exact details are pending, the Environmental Protection Agency and Atlantic Richfield Co. have a concept in place to treat roughly 2.5 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the former Milltown Dam reservoir.
ANACONDA -- The Environmental Protection Agency is making progress toward a new cleanup plan that would address higher-than-expected levels of lead in some Anaconda yards.
GREAT FALLS - Federal environmental regulators will begin testing the soil outside Black Eagle homes for heavy metal contamination after Labor Day to determine the public risk and the scale of the cleanup they will have to undertake.
GREAT FALLS - Cascade County commissioners are expected to vote on a resolution today asking Gov. Brian Schweitzer to nominate the former Missouri River metals refinery in Black Eagle for the federal Superfund list.