Site Assessment and Community-Stakeholder Engagement

Part of the MEHEA program strategy to address public health threats from environmental waste includes conducting hazardous waste site assessments at National Priority List (NPL) and state-funded cleanup sites throughout the state. Annually, the MEHEA program prioritizes work at hazardous sites with our ATSDR Technical Project Officer, Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and local agencies. You can review current and past program activities below.

Current Program Activities:


Site: Billings PCE Groundwater State Superfund Site
Location: Billings, Yellowstone County, MT

map of Billings PCE plume site.

Billings PCE Fact Sheet (July 2019)
For detailed site history, updates and information visit Montana DEQ's page for this site.


Site: Anaconda Aluminum Company Columbia Falls Reduction Plant
Location: Columbia Falls, Flathead County, MT

A health consultation is currently in progress. Check back for updates.
For background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for the Anaconda Aluminum Company Columbia Falls Reduction Plant.


Site: Smurfit-Stone Mill Frenchtown
Location: Missoula, Missoula County, MT
Aerial photo of site

(Photo by Chris Boyer, Kestrel Aerial Services, courtesy of Montana Dept. of Justice Natural Resource Damage Program)

 

A health consultation is currently under review by ATSDR and will be posted once approved.
For background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for Smurfit-Stone Mill Frenchtown.


NPL Superfund Sites Past Program Activities:

Site: Anaconda Copper Mining Smelter and Refinery
Location: Black Eagle, Cascade County, MT
ACM Smelter and Refinery aerial photo.

Exposure to Lead and Arsenic in Surface Soil, Black Eagle Community - Health Consultation (09/15/2016)
For detailed background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for Anaconda Copper Mining Smelter and Refinery.


Site: Anaconda Co. Smelter
Location: Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT

Blood Lead and Urine Arsenic Levels - Health Consultation - Exposure Investigation (10/17/19)
Summary of Blood Lead and Urine Arsenic Levels Exposure Investigation
Evaluation of Residential Soil Arsenic Action Level - Health Consultation (10/19/07)
For detailed background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for Anaconda Co. Smelter.


Site: East Helena
Location: East Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT
Image of East Helena Site

(Photo courtesy of Montana Environmental Trust Group, LLC, Trustee of the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust)

Review of Preferred Cleanup Alternatives 2R and 3R - Health Consultation (05/20/08)
For detailed background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for East Helena.


Site: Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill (a.k.a. Superior Waste Rock)
Location: Superior, Mineral County, MT

Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine aerial photo
Review of 2009 and 2010 Soil Data - Health Consultation (04/02/14)
Biological Monitoring for Exposure to Lead and Arsenic - Health Consultation - Exposure Investigation (03/31/11)
Flat Creek IMM (a.k.a. Superior Waste Rock) - Public Health Assessment (01/06/10)
For detailed background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill (a.k.a. Superior Waste Rock).


Site: Libby Asbestos Site
Location: Libby, Lincoln County, MT

Libby Asbestos NPL Site - Public Health Assessment (05/15/03)
Mortality in Libby, Montana (1979 -1998) - Health Consultation (08/08/02)
For detailed background information, clean up history, and current status visit EPA's superfund page for Libby Asbestos Site.


Non - NPL Superfund Sites Past Program Activities:

Site: Bridger Creek Community
Location: Bozeman, Gallatin County, MT

Bridger Creek Community Vapor Intrusion - Health Consultation (11/30/15)


Site: Burlington Northern Fueling Facility
Location: Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT

Burlington Northern Fueling Facility - Health Consultation (01/06/06)
Burlington Northern Fueling Facility - Health Consultation (09/8/05)


Site: Public Health Activities Associated with Methamphetamine Lab Cleanups
Location: Flathead Reservation, MT

Public Health Activities Associated with Methamphetamine Lab Cleanups - Health Consultation (12/14/05)


Site: Spring Meadows Lake
Location: Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT

Arsenic and Lead Contamination in Soil, Surface Water, and Sediment - Health Consultation (04/11/06)