Atlantic Richfield Plans To Spend Another $100 Million On Butte Cleanup

"BUTTE, Mont. — A former oil producer says it has spent more than $1.4 billion on the decades-long Butte Superfund cleanup and expects to spend at least $100 million more.

The Montana Standard reports that the financial information shared this week by a spokesman for Atlantic Richfield Company is the first disclosure of the company’s spending. The total includes investigation, remediation and restoration work on the site.

Butte was declared a federal Superfund site in 1983 because of the damage done by more than a century of mining and smelting. Butte-Silver Bow officials say more than 600 acres of land have since been remediated and reclaimed."

The Associated Press had the story April 14, 2019.


"Former Oil Producer Says Butte Cleanup Costs Top $1 Billion" (Montana Standard)


Source: AP, 04/15/2019