Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site: SILVER BOW CREEK/BUTTE AREA
BUTTE, MT


Site Facts



Many NPL sites are large and complicated. These sites are often broken up into smaller areas to make cleanup easier and more manageable. These areas are called “Operable Units” or OUs. Activities and funding that are applicable to the entire site are tracked under OU 00, often called the “Sitewide” operable unit. All sites have this operable unit. This page provides a list of all of the Operable Units at this site.

Contaminants listed below, if any, reflect those present at the site at the time the Record of Decision (ROD) is completed. No contaminants listed indicates that the ROD has not yet been completed.

Cleanup technology selected listed, if any, reflects the selected technology decision in the ROD. No cleanup technology listed indicates that the ROD has not yet been completed.
 
see glossary for definition of Operable Unit (OU) »
OU ID Name Types of Contaminants
Present at the Time of
ROD Completion
Cleanup Technologies Selected
in the Decision Document
00 SITEWIDE
01 STREAMSIDE TLNGS (SBC)
  • ARSENIC
  • CADMIUM
  • COPPER
  • LEAD
  • MERCURY
  • PENTACHLOROPHENOL
  • ZINC
02 AREA I
03 BERKELEY PT/MINE FLDNG (BUTTE)
  • ARSENIC
  • CADMIUM
  • LEAD
  • SULFATE
  • ZINC
  • Chemical Oxidation (P&T, exsitu)
  • Institutional Controls
  • Membrane Filtration (reverse osmosis, P&T, exsitu)
  • Monitoring
  • Precipitation (P&T, exsitu)
  • Treatment (other, NOS, exsitu, onsite)
04 WARM SPRINGS PONDS (SBC)
  • ARSENIC
  • MERCURY
  • Institutional Controls
05 REDUCTION WORK TAILINGS (SBC)
06 TRAVONA MINE (BUTTE)
07 ROCKER (SBC)
  • ARSENIC
  • Chemical Oxidation/Reduction (P&T, exsitu)
  • Excavation
  • Institutional Controls
  • Monitored Natural Attenuation
  • Monitoring
  • Revegetation
  • Solidification/Stabilization (exsitu, onsite)
  • Solidification/Stabilization (insitu)
  • Water Supply (temporary replacement, other, NOS)
08 SOILS (BUTTE)
  • ALUMINUM (METAL)
  • ARSENIC
  • CADMIUM
  • COPPER
  • IRON
  • LEAD
  • MERCURY
  • SILVER
  • ZINC
  • Cap (engineered cap)
  • Cap (exsitu)
  • Discharge (surface water/NPDES discharge)
  • Excavation
  • Extraction (recovery/vertical well)
  • Institutional Controls
  • Monitoring
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
  • Precipitation (P&T, exsitu)
  • Treatment (other, NOS, onsite)
09 CLARK FORK/DOWN STREAM
10 BUTTE RESIDENTIAL SOILS
11 LOWER AREA ONE
12 WSP/INACTIVE AREA
  • ARSENIC
  • CADMIUM
  • COPPER
  • IRON
  • LEAD, INORGANIC
  • MANGANESE
  • MERCURY
  • ZINC
  • Cap (exsitu)
  • Consolidate (onsite)
  • Containment (other, NOS, onsite)
  • Engineering Control (other, NOS)
  • Excavation
  • Institutional Controls
  • Other (NOS)
  • Solidification/Stabilization (exsitu, onsite)
  • Treatment (other, NOS, exsitu, onsite)
13 WEST SIDE SOILS
DISCLAIMER: Be advised that the data contained in these profiles are intended solely for informational purposes use by employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for management of the Superfund program. They are not intended for use in calculating Cost Recovery Statutes of Limitations and cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change these data at any time without public notice.