August 25, 2008

The Missoulian reports on researchers from the University of Montana who have found far higher levels of heavy metals downstream from the Milltown Dam site than had been anticipated. A higher and longer than usual runoff this spring caused heavy metal-contaminated sediments to scour out of the upper end of the reservoir, something project planners didn’t expect. Officials from the EPA and state say that the higher levels detected pose no threat to human or environmental health and that more studies will be coming out this fall. Read the article here.

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