BUTTE — The number 5,410 has special meaning to Butte.
Tim LeCain has investigated the 1995 deaths of 340 snow geese that landed in Butte’s Berkeley Pit and the 1905 deaths of thousands of animals that grazed in contaminated pastures near Anaconda.
BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow commissioners took a first step Thursday toward better educating themselves about the major environmental issues facing Butte.
BUTTE — The Berkeley Pit may not be the most attractive spot in the world. But for the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce, that’s no reason not to spruce up the pit’s main access point.
BUTTE — The Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee has launched a new website, www.pitwatch.org.
Butte’s Berkeley Pit has been selected as a destination point for science nerds.
Six mining companies agreed to pay the federal government $78 million as part of the cleanup of the massive Berkeley Pit mine in Butte that is filled with water so toxic that it once killed 342 snow geese that landed on it.
BUTTE — A process engineer who believes he has invented a technology to clean Berkeley Pit water has offered to set up a pilot plant at Montana Resources in Butte.
A photo of the Berkeley Pit taken in January shows the water level well below the rim of the pit. Sloughing during February has raised the water level by one foot according to Bureau of Mines and Geology.
BUTTE — Fifteen years ago, as state researchers ventured into the Berkeley Pit to collect their annual samples from the contaminated water, a surprise greeted them.
BUTTE - A federal health official Monday questioned the findings of a graduate student whose doctoral dissertation found higher mortality rates in Butte from cancer and other diseases.
Last week, I suggested that Montana may need a constitutional amendment to limit the number of wives a man could take in the event that polygamy is ever legalized.
BUTTE — Karen Gillespie and Jennifer Black have the perfect lab rats running around the woods of southwest Montana.