A new website explores the role of public participation in shaping the Record of Decision (i.e. remedy or clean-up) for Superfund sites in the upper Clark Fork River Basin.
The website, Science, Society & Superfund: A Social History of America's Largest Superfund Site, is an outgrowth of a National Science Foundation-funded study led by Montana Tech professor and CFRTAC volunteer Pat Munday. Though specifically a comparative study of several sites in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin of western Montana -- including Butte, Anaconda, Silver Bow Creek, the Clark Fork River, and Milltown Dam -- the results study is of general interest to anyone that wonders how grassroots citizens' groups can effectively influence Superfund clean-up decisions.
The site features numerous presentations on the upper Clark Fork, archival files of agency documents and press coverage summaries from the 1980s and 90s.