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Butte's Forgotten Superfund Soils

The Orphan Girl mine dump behind Montana Tech
Susan Dunlap
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Montana Standard
The Orphan Girl mine dump behind Montana Tech

More than 30 years after being declared part of a Superfund site, Butte residents still don't know what's in their backyards, or if they're safe. An EPA report recently revealed that the agency hasn't even started to evaluate possible human health risks from mining waste in a whole section of town. Nora Saks spoke with David McCumber, the editor of the Montana Standard, to find out more.

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