Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ANACONDA CO. SMELTER
ANACONDA, MT

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

All cleanup actions are focused on being protective to human health and the environment with consideration on how to redevelop the site to ensure the land can still be used for good purpose. A good example is the construction of the Old Works Golf Course located in the Old Works/East Anaconda Development Area. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this was first course to be built on a federal EPA Superfund site and incorporates many historic relics in its design. A unique visual feature of the golf course is the use of ground black smelter slag in place of sand in the sand traps.

Cleanup also addressed residential and commercial properties next to the golf course. Construction of numerous homes next to the golf course has taken place and plans for development of a mobile home park are underway.

In 2008, Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services Inc. built a regional prison facility on a cleaned up area of the site. In 2010, NorthWestern Energy completed the construction of the Mill Creek Generating Station, a natural gas-fired electric generation facility. The facility opened in 2011 and anticipates that the station will generate about $200 million and employ 11 people during the station’s operation.

Other commercial development project are underway on cleaned up areas of the site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 60 people and generated an estimated $1,034,840 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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