January 9, 2008
The Missoulian reports that the EPA will spring for costs of addressing well issues in East Missoula, which may have been caused, at least in part, by the Milltown Reservoir Superfund cleanup. Residents who live downstream from the project have reported wells going dry in recent months. The EPA initially believed, based on computer modelling it had done, the issues were unrelated to the Superfund project. “The problem was our modeling showed (the drawdown) should have had an insignificant impact, but we’ve found it’s been 1 to 2 feet,” said EPA project manager Russ Forba. “If we’re partly responsible, then we’ll fix it.”
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