May 5, 2004

On May 4, the Environmental Protection Agency released a Record of Decision (ROD), for the preferred method of cleanup for the upper Clark Fork River. The $120 million, ten-year cleanup decision calls for a mix of toxic sediment removal and on-site treatment, bank stabilization, revegetation and weed control. The EPA has posted the decision on its Clark Fork River website.

Go straight to the Record of Decision or the EPA’s four-page fact sheet. CFRTAC technical advisors have had a look at the 168-page document; see the  CFRTAC’s Preliminary Review Fact Sheet (PDF). For local news coverage, see the Associated Press coverage in the Montana Standard.

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