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The comment period for the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (BPSOU) consent decree closed on July 15, 2020. If the comments indicate changes are necessary to the proposed consent decree, the United States and the State will seek those changes in negotiations with the responsible parties for BPSOU. The United States and the State will make a recommendation to the federal district court of Montana on an appropriate course of action based on their review of the comments submitted.

The Record of Decision amendment and administrative record of documents supporting it are also available for review at the following locations:

Montana Tech Campus Library
1300 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 496-4281

Citizens Technical Environmental Committee
27 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-6247

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Community Resources

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Pit Watch is a website that monitors the water levels in the Berkeley Pit and provides information about the history and cleanup of the site to the public.

Citizens Technical Environmental Committee (CTEC) is a group of volunteer citizens who work with EPA, the State of Montana, responsible parties, and others to make the Superfund process and cleanup decisions in the Butte and Clark Fork Basin area of Montana understandable to everyone. CTEC manages a website that provides a listing of updates and recent news.

Atlantic Richfield’s Butte Cleanup Data Site is a website where the public can find information and data about the remediation of the Butte Priority Soils Superfund site.

The City and County of Butte-Silver Bow maintains a Superfund Division Web page that includes information and resources about the Superfund designation in Butte and the Residential Metals Abatement Program.

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