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By Roger Dey
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Final load of mine waste removed from UBMC

 

September 11, 2019

Roger Dey

Representatives from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Forest Service, the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program and Missouri River Contracting stand in front of the ceremonial "final load"for a photo op, holding a sign commemorating the last load of contaminated material that was hauled into the repository from the UBMC cleanup area Thursday, Sept. 5.

Representatives from the partner agencies involved in the cleanup of Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex gathered at the repository along Highway 279 Thursday, Sept. 5 to celebrate the arrival of the final load of contaminated material from cleanup effort that began actively removing waste from the Mike Horse area in 2014.

"The hauling is done," said Dave Bowers, the UBMC Project Manager for DEQ. "...



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