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New Frenchtown mill site redevelopment director envisions 'a small city'

FRENCHTOWN — Steve Malsam didn’t bring a slideshow presentation when he bobbed into public view last week at a West Valley Community Council meeting.

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Missoula jury awards man nearly $4M for injuries

Missoula jury awards man nearly $4M for injuries

HELENA — A Montana jury has awarded nearly $4 million to a man and his wife over injuries he received in 2008 while unloading logs at a pulp mill.

January 16, 2014 5:14 pmLoading…
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

Much of the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. paper mill has been removed for scrap. Tests of sludge ponds, pictured to the upper left of the plant, have shown traces of toxic chemicals and heavy metals that could threaten the adjacent Clark Fork River.

June 21, 2013 8:46 amLoading…

U.S. Forest Service drops plans to use drones in Montana, north Idaho

MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service says it has no drone aircraft, but plenty of other people have little UFOs buzzing over the trees in Western Montana.

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Superfund listing will hurt development, owners of Frenchtown mill site say

Superfund listing will hurt development, owners of Frenchtown mill site say

MISSOULA — The owners of Frenchtown’s former pulp mill site say a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund designation there would hurt chances of bringing jobs back to the site.

May 24, 2013 10:08 amLoading…
Missoula County urges keeping Frenchtown mill site off Superfund list

Missoula County urges keeping Frenchtown mill site off Superfund list

FRENCHTOWN – Missoula County urged environmental agencies Tuesday to seek an agreement with owners of the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. paper mill site in Frenchtown that could keep it off the Superfund National Priorities List.

March 05, 2013 9:44 pmLoading…
Frenchtown mill redevelopment official looks to big changes in 2013

Frenchtown mill redevelopment official looks to big changes in 2013

MISSOULA — M2Green Redevelopment manager Ray Stillwell hopes to see big changes at the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill site by the end of the year, despite its potential designation as a federal Superfund cleanup project.

February 12, 2013 6:52 amLoading…
Ex-logging worker talks sustainable forestry

Ex-logging worker talks sustainable forestry

FRENCHTOWN — When Jimmie McKay was a kid growing up in Libby, the logging roads ran up the river valleys. When he answered the draft in 1971, the roads had reached the base of the mountains.

January 23, 2013 8:15 pmLoading…
Frenchtown mill redevelopment to move ahead despite Superfund request

Frenchtown mill redevelopment to move ahead despite Superfund request

FRENCHTOWN – Green Investment Group Inc. is moving forward with redevelopment and marketing plans at the Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill site, even though government officials have recommended it for Superfund priority listing, company officials said recently.

December 28, 2012 6:26 amLoading…
Missoula County seeks Superfund status for Frenchtown mill site

Missoula County seeks Superfund status for Frenchtown mill site

Missoula County commissioners have formally asked for Superfund status at the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill site in Frenchtown.

December 01, 2012 7:52 amLoading…
2 options most likely for Frenchtown mill site cleanup, officials say

2 options most likely for Frenchtown mill site cleanup, officials say

FRENCHTOWN — Boiled down, there seem to be only two viable options for cleaning up the old Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. paper mill site.

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Frenchtown cleanup

Frenchtown cleanup

A loader fills a dump truck with scrap metal being pulled down and sheared at the former Smurfit-Stone Container mill site near Frenchtown in October. The results of a site inspection by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  revealed contaminants.

November 12, 2012 7:30 amLoading…
Frenchtown mill

Frenchtown mill

An August 2010 aerial photograph of the Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill in Frenchtown shows the extensive network of settling ponds that some fear may hold contaminants that must be cleaned up.

September 13, 2012 9:32 amLoading…
Former Frenchtown mill site may need Superfund cleanup

Former Frenchtown mill site may need Superfund cleanup

FRENCHTOWN – Potentially dangerous levels of dioxins, heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals turned up in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review of the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. pulp mill in Frenchtown.

September 13, 2012 9:32 amLoading…
Frenchtown mill owner says site is clean

Frenchtown mill owner says site is clean

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. officials say they've already cleaned up their Frenchtown paper mill and expect a green-energy operation may be set up there.

March 12, 2011 4:59 pm Related Loading…

Hazardous waste possible at Frenchtown mill

FRENCHTOWN — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality says it wants Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. to check for hazardous waste before the company follows through with its plan to sell its shuttered Frenchtown paper mill for scrap.

March 06, 2011 2:43 pmLoading…

Smurfit-Stone mill to be scrapped

MISSOULA — Frenchtown’s shuttered paper mill will be sold for scrap, a Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. official confirmed on Friday.

February 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Smurfit-Stone to sell Frenchtown mill despite acquisition plan

MISSOULA — Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has not changed its mind to sell its Frenchtown mill, even as competitor Rock-Tenn Co. plans to buy the company for $3.5 billion.

January 25, 2011 6:17 amLoading…
Missoula economy stands on many legs

Missoula economy stands on many legs

MISSOULA – This is a story about what is in store for the Missoula economy in 2011. But before local experts talk about the city’s future, they first reflect on the many significant events that defined 2010.

December 19, 2010 12:05 am Related Loading…

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