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Many removal and cleanup actions have been completed to address immediate threats to human health and the environment in Butte. Cleanup, operation and maintenance, sampling, and monitoring actions are ongoing.
In May 2017, EPA and the Montana Department of Environment Quality published a final report that presents a summary and interpretation of surface water quality data collected at the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit.
- 2008 to 2013 Surface Water Characterization Report for the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (PDF) (406 pp, 71.4 MB, About PDF)
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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.