Superfund Site:

BLACK BUTTE MINE
COTTAGE GROVE, OR

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
David Tomten
(208) 378-5763

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Site Location

Street Address:
LONDON ROAD, COTTAGE GROVE, OR 97424

Background

The most current information about the Black Butte Mine Superfund site is available at https://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/cleanup.nsf/sites/bbm. Please bear with us while we reorganize our website.

The Black Butte Mine site is located near Cottage Grove, Oregon. Between the late 1880s and late 1960s, mercury mining operations included extracting ore from the mine, crushing it on site, roasting it in kilns to volatilize the mercury, and bottling and shipping the mercury. Mining operations, tailings piles left at the site and erosion from Furnace Creek contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with metals. Site cleanup is not yet underway. EPA is ...
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