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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Economic Success: Old Works Golf Course
Old Works/East Anaconda Development Area, was used as the primary smelting and processing area from 1880 to 1902. The area contained over a million and a half cubic yards of soil, slag, and flue dust and was contaminated with a …continue reading →