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Atlantic Richfield Company to Complete Superfund Site Cleanup

Sept. 30, 2022, 5:26 PM

The Atlantic Richfield Company has agreed to a $48 million cleanup of the Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site in Deer Lodge County, Mont., according to the Environmental Protection Agency Friday.

The company will pay an additional near $185,000 to the US Forest Service for oversight of future remedial activities at the site, said the agency.

The settlement requires AR to complete remediation of residential yards in Anaconda and Opportunity, clean up soils in upland areas above Anaconda, and close the remaining slag piles, EPA said.

The 300-square-mile site was the focus of a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision prompted by residents’ ...