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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.
Burke, Idaho – about 1915. Burke, Idaho – about 1915.
Ajax Mine, Upper Burke, Idaho – 1923. Ajax Mine, Upper Burke, Idaho – 1923.
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 Success Mine cleanup helps protect downstream waterways from heavy metals contamination. The Success Mine cleanup helps protect downstream waterways from heavy metals contamination.
The investigation at the old Hecla Star Complex will help answer questions about the extent of contamination at the site. The investigation at the old Hecla Star Complex will help answer questions about the extent of contamination at the site.
Cleaning up the Tamarack Complex will greatly reduce the amount of metals getting into East Fork Ninemile Creek. Cleaning up the Tamarack Complex will greatly reduce the amount of metals getting into East Fork Ninemile Creek.
Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways. Cleaning up historical mine and mill sites reduces metals in local waterways.
Remedy protection projects help keep cleaned-up areas clean. Remedy protection projects help keep cleaned-up areas clean.
New signs at popular recreation areas help people play clean. Some signs include local history. New signs at popular recreation areas help people play clean. Some signs include local history.
We’re setting up temporary hand washing stations at select local boat launches. These recreation areas do not have running water. We’re setting up temporary hand washing stations at select local boat launches. These recreation areas do not have running water.
The Central Treatment Plant/Groundwater Collection System project, near Kellogg, will greatly reduce metals pollution going into the South Fork CDA River. The Central Treatment Plant/Groundwater Collection System project, near Kellogg, will greatly reduce metals pollution going into the South Fork CDA River.
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.
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.
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.
Each August, the Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission holds a cleanup tour. Everyone is welcome. Each August, the Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission holds a cleanup tour. Everyone is welcome.
EPA, IDEQ, and PHD host a booth each summer at the North Idaho Fair. Come visit us to learn about the CDA Basin Cleanup. EPA, IDEQ, and PHD host a booth each summer at the North Idaho Fair. Come visit us to learn about the CDA Basin Cleanup.
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.
Property cleanups protect families from lead exposure. Young children, unborn children, and pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Property cleanups protect families from lead exposure. Young children, unborn children, and pregnant women are especially vulnerable.
Riley says: Keep Clean, Eat Clean, Play Clean. Riley says: Keep Clean, Eat Clean, Play Clean.
Free blood lead screening for young children takes place every year. Free blood lead screening for young children takes place every year.
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!
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.
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.
A big shout-out to all of the engineers and contractors who carried out the Paved Roads Program! The program benefits the local economy and infrastructure, and the paving serves as a barrier to contamination. A big shout-out to all of the engineers and contractors who carried out the Paved Roads Program! The program benefits the local economy and infrastructure, and the paving serves as a barrier to contamination.

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

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