Montana Prepares To Take Control Of Libby Superfund Site Cleanup

Montana Prepares To Take Control Of Libby Superfund Site Cleanup

News Type: State, Federal Source: MT Public Radio
Click here to read the article: http://www.mtpr.org/post/montana-prepares-take-control-libby-superfund-site-cleanup

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to hand off long-term management of the Libby Superfund site to the state in 2020. A state advisory team is getting ready to budget for unforeseen cleanup and monitor the site.

State Rep. Steve Gunderson says the Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team’s goal is to ensure the EPA’s remediation plan lasts into the future, and that homeowners won’t have to pay for any future cleanup.

“We definitely want any asbestos that was left in place to be remediated without cost to the homeowner or the property owner if there’s a need to remodel or to dig in a location that we know has got asbestos in it.”