September 15, 2008

KPAX TV reports on recent meetings of the Natural Resource Damage Program Advisory Council and Trustees that saw unanimous approval for a $600,000 grant proposal to acquire lands at the Milltown Superfund site from Northwestern Energy. The proposal, jointly submitted by the Clark Fork Coalition and the Milltown Superfund Redvelopment Working Group, would ensure the transfer the land to the state of Montana. The Redevelopment Working Group has proposed creating a state park once the Superfund cleanup and restoration work is complete at the Milltown site. The final step in the NRD grant process is the approval by Gov. Brian Schweitzer, expected later this year.

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