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Contaminated flue dust may be shipped to Colorado

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Contaminated flue dust from a mining and metallurgical Superfund site in Idaho may be headed to a Colorado landfill.

November 09, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Pit tour: Local leaders get up-close look at Superfund sites

Pit tour: Local leaders get up-close look at Superfund sites

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow commissioners took a first step Thursday toward better educating themselves about the major environmental issues facing Butte.

October 24, 2014 10:17 amLoading…
Old Works Golf Course may close permanently

Old Works Golf Course may close permanently

ANACONDA —Without a cash infusion from Atlantic Richfield, the Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda may close permanently at the end of this month.

October 17, 2014 9:27 amLoading…

Black Eagle residents express concerns on cleanup

GREAT FALLS — An environmental consultant is laying out Black Eagle residents' concerns in cleaning up a contaminated Superfund site.

May 07, 2014 2:06 pmLoading…

Closed aluminum plant could be Superfund site

COLUMBIA FALLS — Pollution at the closed Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants the public's support before moving with the cleanup process.

April 17, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…
Eric Burke attaches a new vacuum bag

Eric Burke attaches a new vacuum bag

Eric Burke attaches a new vacuum bag used to collect contaminated insulation removed from a Butte attic to a larger vacuum bag that will be dumped at a repository and buried.

March 03, 2014 10:13 amLoading…
Lead cleanup

Lead cleanup

Eric Burke shuts down an industrial-sized vacuum to change the bag that is used to collect the contaminated insulation in an attic at on Hornet street recently.

March 03, 2014 10:13 amLoading…
Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

BUTTE — An unprecedented health study shows Butte’s Superfund cleanup efforts are proving successful and children are being exposed to lower levels of dangerous lead.

March 03, 2014 10:11 am Photos

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Pole plant Superfund cleanup moves forward, but critics vocal

Pole plant Superfund cleanup moves forward, but critics vocal

BUTTE — Deer leap through fields and fish swim the stream where a wood-treating plant once leached vast amounts of cancer-causing chemicals into Silver Bow Creek.

November 17, 2013 10:28 amLoading…
Extent of contamination at former Frenchtown mill site divides authorities, developers

Extent of contamination at former Frenchtown mill site divides authorities, developers

MISSOULA — The level of potential contamination at Frenchtown’s former paper mill still divides Missoula authorities and the site redevelopers.

June 21, 2013 8:40 amLoading…
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.

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EPA says Columbia Falls probe to begin in spring

KALISPELL — A federal environmental official says an evaluation of pollution levels at the site of a shuttered Columbia Falls plant could begin this spring.

April 11, 2013 7:36 amLoading…

Section of Clark Fork River closed for cleanup

ANACONDA — State officials in Montana have closed a two-mile stretch of the Clark Fork River and a 10-acre portion of the Warm Springs Wildlife Management Area for three months as part of a Superfund cleanup construction project.

March 30, 2013 3:09 pmLoading…
Sinker logs, sawmill debris still turning up after Blackfoot River restoration

Sinker logs, sawmill debris still turning up after Blackfoot River restoration

MILLTOWN — Like half-ton dust bunnies, sinker logs keep cropping up along the banks of the Blackfoot River.

January 17, 2013 6:45 am Photos

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Panel urged to seek Superfund status for Columbia Falls plant

KALISPELL — A newly elected state senator is asking the Flathead County Commission to pursue a federal Superfund designation for the site of the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co.

December 26, 2012 12:56 pmLoading…
Governor wants Frenchtown mill site on Superfund priority list

Governor wants Frenchtown mill site on Superfund priority list

FRENCHTOWN — Gov. Brian Schweitzer told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that he supports putting Frenchtown's closed Smurfit-Stone Container pulp mill on the National Priorities List, which can lead to Superfund management of its suspected toxic waste deposits.

December 17, 2012 12:21 pmLoading…
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…
Former EPA exec touts fracking, cheap natural gas

Former EPA exec touts fracking, cheap natural gas

An energy consultant and former EPA assistant administrator told a group of engineers in Billings on Friday that natural gas prices in the United States are so inexpensive, the commodity is surging as the fuel of choice.

November 17, 2012 5:15 am Related Loading…
Former Superfund site transformed into wildlife drive

Former Superfund site transformed into wildlife drive

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Downtown Denver's skyscrapers are only minutes behind me as I take a right at a car parts shop, followed quickly by a left just before the 18,000-seat stadium that is home to the Colorado Rapids, a professional soccer team.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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