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The Parrot Plume, 'The Most Contaminated Mine Water In The State Of Montana'

A lot of people know about the Berkeley Pit in Butte, but not many know about another significant pollution challenge in the Mining City. It’s called the Parrot Plume, and there’s controversy over whether it needs to be cleaned up, and if so, who would pay for it.Last Sunday, the Montana Standard published a special report on the Parrot Plume, by Reporter Susan Dunlap. MTPR News Director Eric Whitney recently sat down with her to talk about her stories.

Susan Dunlap is the Natural Resources reporter for the Montana Standard in Butte. She joined us to talk about her special report on the Parrot Plume.

Eric Whitney is NPR's Mountain West/Great Plains Bureau Chief, and was the former news director for Montana Public Radio.
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