Berkeley Pit pilot project still on schedule, say mine officials

Berkeley Pit pilot project still on schedule, say mine officials

News Type: State Source: Montana Standard
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Montana Resources remains on target to begin pumping and treating Berkeley Pit water five years ahead of schedule, mine officials say, and the company has begun laying the groundwork at the mine site for the impending pilot project to begin.

Montana Resources has been busy fusing and laying down pipe around the mine. The pipe will carry the initial 3 million gallons, later to become 7 million gallons of water each day through a complex system of treatment and usage before any water makes its way down to Silver Bow Creek.

MR is waiting on six custom-built pumps that are due to arrive this fall. Two pumps will go into the pump house near the pit’s edge. The other four will be close to the Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant.