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Frenchtown Mill Owners Respond to Governor’s Superfund Request [AUDIO]

Not long after a public meeting to discuss the EPA's proposal that the former Frenchtown Mill site be placed on the Superfund list, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer announced his support for the designation.

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Missoula Commissioners Send Superfund Request to Governor [AUDIO]

 

Missoula County Commissioners sent a letter to Governor Schweitzer on Thursday asking him to request the former Smurfit Stone mill site be placed on the National Priorities List by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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EPA Says No Emergency Pollution Situation at Smurfit-Stone Site [AUDIO]

At a public hearing held Thursday night in Frenchtown, the owners of the former Smurfit-Stone mill site met with Missoula County, EPA, and other officials regarding the pollution left behind at the facility.

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EPA Meeting to Discuss Frenchtown Mill Site Clean-up [AUDIO]

The West Valley Community Council will host a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 where representatives from local, state, and federal agencies will discuss the preliminary findings of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of the former Smurfitt Stone mill site.

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EPA Grant to Help Remodel Courthouse [AUDIO]

EPA funds will help speed the remodeling of the Missoula County Courthouse.

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EPA Halts Proposed Fishing Park Near Logan

A project to build a fishing park near the town of Logan in western Montana doesn't have the necessary permits from the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Missoula County Seeks EPA Grant for Asbestos

Missoula County plans on applying for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grant. The grant, known as the Brownsfields Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant is meant only for "community based organizations" and requires those organizations to conduct community notification before submitting a request. According to the E.P.A.'s frequently asked questions site, which you can read here, only one project per region will receive the grant and a total of $550,000 is possible for cleaning up the chosen site. The Missoula County request would be used to help clean up asbestos at the Missoula County Courthouse.

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Baucus Urges EPA For Better Communication In Libby

Montana’s U.S. Senator Max Baucus says a new report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency shows the need for improved communication between the EPA and the community regarding asbestos exposure.

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EPA Protections From Air Pollution

The EPA  has released new health protections for air pollution from coal and oil fired power plants. Founder of Plains Justice Carrie La Seur  says these new rules will save thousands of lives and creates jobs.

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Tips From The EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency  is offering tips about how to use wood supplies more efficiently and safely. From the office of air quality and standards, Alison Davis says wood needs to be kept dry for at least six months before using it as fuel. A simple way to test if the wood is ready is to knock two pieces together.

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