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BUNKER HILL MINING & METALLURGICAL COMPLEX
SMELTERVILLE, ID

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A 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conversion project provides healthy feeding area for water birds. A 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conversion project provides healthy feeding area for water birds.
Hillsides, once denuded, are vibrant and green again. Hillsides, once denuded, are vibrant and green again.
Hillsides, once denuded, are vibrant and green again (before regrowth). Hillsides, once denuded, are vibrant and green again (before regrowth).
In Lane Marsh, in the Lower Basin, we’re testing soil caps to protect water birds. In Lane Marsh, in the Lower Basin, we’re testing soil caps to protect water birds.
A 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conversion project provides healthy feeding area for water birds. A 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conversion project provides healthy feeding area for water birds.
The Bunker Hill Superfund Site is within one of the largest historical mining districts in the world. The Bunker Hill Superfund Site is within one of the largest historical mining districts in the world.
Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways. Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways.
Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways. Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways.
The Central Treatment Plant in Kellogg treats contaminated groundwater. The Central Treatment Plant in Kellogg treats contaminated groundwater.
Newly paved roads protect people from contaminants underneath. To date, over 30 miles of road has been rebuilt or repaved. Newly paved roads protect people from contaminants underneath. To date, over 30 miles of road has been rebuilt or repaved.
Remedy protection projects help keep cleaned-up areas clean. Remedy protection projects help keep cleaned-up areas clean.
Workers drill soil borings on top of the Central Impoundment Area to collect geotechnical data. Workers drill soil borings on top of the Central Impoundment Area to collect geotechnical data.
Each summer, the Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission holds a Cleanup Tour, open to the public. Each summer, the Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission holds a Cleanup Tour, open to the public.
At the 2017 Partnering for Healthy Communities Workshop, local environmental and health organization met to share information. At the 2017 Partnering for Healthy Communities Workshop, local environmental and health organization met to share information.
EPA, IDEQ, and PHD share information on reducing metals exposure, at the Shoshone Medical Center’s Kids Health Fair. EPA, IDEQ, and PHD share information on reducing metals exposure, at the Shoshone Medical Center’s Kids Health Fair.
More than 7,000 properties within the site are already cleaned up. More than 7,000 properties within the site are already cleaned up.
Riley says: Keep Clean, Eat Clean, Play Clean. Riley says: Keep Clean, Eat Clean, Play Clean.
A family bicycles past Lake Coeur d’Alene. A fish consumption advisory is in effect for the lake. A family bicycles past Lake Coeur d’Alene. A fish consumption advisory is in effect for the lake.
Contamination is hard to see, but still present. Stay safe while enjoying the outdoors! Contamination is hard to see, but still present. Stay safe while enjoying the outdoors!
Free blood lead screening for young children takes place every year. Free blood lead screening for young children takes place every year.
The cleanup helps protect the health of people and the environment. The cleanup helps protect the health of people and the environment.
The cleanup provides hundreds of local jobs each year. The cleanup provides hundreds of local jobs each year.

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Coeur d'Alene Basin: Partnering with the Community for a Successful Cleanup

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