State to Start Pumping Contaminated Parrot Groundwater Plume

State to Start Pumping Contaminated Parrot Groundwater Plume

News Type: State Source: Montana Standard
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As much as 30 million gallons of highly contaminated groundwater will be pumped out of the former Parrot Smelter site in middle of Butte beginning this summer, state officials say.

But the excavation project removing the source of the groundwater’s contamination has been put on hold while Butte-Silver Bow teases out the final details of the relocation of the county shops, which sit atop the site where the second half of the smelter byproducts that cause the groundwater contamination are buried.