Monthly Archives July 2008

Agreement Reached on ASARCO Sites

HELENA – State officials and ASARCO LLC today announced a settlement that, if approved by the courts, will provide an additional $143 million to clean up industrial and mining sites owned by ASARCO. The agreement provides funding for cleanup of groundwater and soils contaminated by decades of lead smelting in East Helena, as well as additional cleanup of ASARCO-owned property at the Upper Blackfoot River, Iron Mountain and the Black Pine/Combination Mining District sites.

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