Atlantic Richfield Company – the responsible party of the Anaconda Smelter NPL site – sent letters to local landowners last month regarding Access Agreements for soil and attic dust sampling. This is part of the additional remedial work required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) per an amendment made in September of 2013 to the Community Soils Operable Unit (CSOU) Record of Decision (ROD). The amendment introduced action levels for lead into the required residential soils response – which previously addressed arsenic only – as well as action levels for both arsenic and lead in attic dust. Residential yards showing elevated lead soil levels will be cleaned up during the Summer of 2016. Click here for more information.
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Montana Lifestyle: Streambed Trail Systems
The Greenway Service District is developing the recreational Copperway Trail corridor and restoring aquatic and riparian resources along eight miles of Silver Bow Creek downstream from Butte. The Greenway effort involves similar activities along the entire 22-mile Silver Bow Creek …continue reading →