EAST HELENA SITE
EAST HELENA, MT
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In the last five years, more than 100 years of contamination from Asarco operations have been addressed. As a result, contaminant concentrations in groundwater have dropped, stormwater is either captured or runs clean off of a massive protective cover, and Prickly Pear Creek flows through a restored, natural channel.
Public Participation Opportunities
The Lewis and Clark County Lead Education and Assistance ProgramExit helps residents of the East Helena Superfund site prevent health risks associated with exposure to lead. The program offers blood lead screening for children and other services to reduce long-term reduction of exposures to lead.
The Montana Environmental Trust Group (METG)Exitis an independent, non-profit entity created to clean up, restore and revitalize the hazardous waste sites once owned by Asarco in the state of Montana. METG is responsible for the management and stewardship of the lands acquired in East Helena from the Asarco settlement.
An interactive mapping toolExitis available to the public and displays the cleanup status of properties within the East Helena Superfund site. The public can use the site to determine if a property has been sampled, if the results qualified that property to be remediated, and if the remediation has been finished. The interactive application allows users to search by property address or EPA site code.