May 28, 2008

Confluence May 20 2008

Yesterday the New York Times ran an article on the Milltown Dam Breach of two months ago. Read it here.

May 20, 2008

Repository and stack

CFRTAC volunteer Pat Munday connects the dots for listeners of Montana Public Radio in his commentary on the links among upper Clark Fork Superfund sites. Here’s a snippet: “The lesson here is that in Superfund, as in all things, we are connected. What happens along Silver Bow Creek will affect the Clark Fork River, and what happens at Milltown will affect the town of Opportunity. Let us all praise the Milltown Dam removal and cleanup, but let us also support Opportunity in its quest for environmental justice.” Read the commentary here (PDF).

May 20, 2008

The Missoulian recently reported on the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ effort to track radio-tagged trout through the restored confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers. Fishery biologists have captured, tagged and relocated mature fish below the confluence to track their movement up the Blackfoot or Clark Fork bypass channel. Read the article here.

May 20, 2008

In its weekly update, the EPA reports that work continues on preparations for the removal of the Milltown Dam spillway and excavation and shipping of sediments. Thus far, nearly 757,000 cubic yards have been shipped to the Anaconda Smelter Superfund site. Read the latest here (PDF).

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