After the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday rolling back what has been called federal overreach by former President Obama’s Waters of the U.S. rule, Environment Montana issued a press release condemning the decision.
Monies obtained for damages to natural resources from years of pollution at the Smurfit Stone mill site in Frenchtown will be split between a group of Trustees, before the actual cleanup costs have been determined.
The Montana Department of Justice Natural Resource Damage Program issued a press release on Monday stating that damages at the Smurfit Stone Frenchtown mill site will be the subject of a ‘pre-assessment screen’.
The federal on-scene coordinator with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Emergency Response Unit, Marty McComb and one other EPA official are in Missoula to test the berms and the toxins at the former Smurfit-Stone mill site
The Missoula County Commissioners have drafted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality citing their concerns about the pollution that has accumulated over the last 50 years at the former Smurfit-Stone mill site in Frenchtown.