May 24, 2010
On the long path to river restoration at Milltown, another milestone was passed this spring when the Environmental Protection Agency handed off authority for the Superfund site to the state's Natural Resource Damage Program, officially marking the shift from remediation to restoration.
The Milltown effort remediation work - the removal of the dam and more than three million tons of contaminated sediment - began in 2006 and is now largely completed, except for the backfilling of the Clark Fork bypass channel, which will likely happen next year.
For more on the transition, see the EPA news release. For an overview of the remediation work, check out the Dam News from 2007 and 2008 and for more on the restoration project, see the Dam News 2010.