EPA Highlights Progress on Montana Superfund ProjectsNews Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: KTVH
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EPA leaders said they have been putting effort into getting work started on long-awaited projects. The agency has put a number of Superfund sites on a new “emphasis list,” aimed at directing more attention to resolving the outstanding issues.
The Butte and Anaconda Superfund sites are among those added to the emphasis list. Earlier this week, EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice officially filed a consent decree for the Butte site, outlining the framework for more than $150 million of cleanup on mining-related contamination. The work is expected to last five years.
In the Libby Superfund site, the EPA has already started deleting some cleanup areas from the National Priorities List. Much of the cleanup of asbestos from the area’s vermiculite mine has been completed.