Montana Researchers Recieve $20 Million Grant from The National Science Foundation to Study Water Quality in Montana

Montana Researchers Recieve $20 Million Grant from The National Science Foundation to Study Water Quality in Montana

Montana researchers have received an award from the National Science Foundation for investigations into water quality in the state. The 20-million-dollar cooperative agreement is part of their Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, and it will be a five-year project. KBMF’s Dave Hutchins talks with Dr. Katherine Zodrow of Montana Tech about the immense scope of work ahead for the researchers.

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Hunting Predators in Montana

Hunting Predators in Montana

With the recent killing of the famous Yellowstone alpha female Spitfire and a coyote killing derby in Dillon, KBMF’s Dave Hutchins looks at killing predators and how it effects pack dynamics in the west. The question of how to coexist with predator animals has and always will be a divisive topic in the west, and compromise is hard to come by.

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Health Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and the Blood-Lead Reference Value

Health Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and the Blood-Lead Reference Value

Testing for lead and arsenic has begun in Anaconda by the Association for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). This will give officials a snapshot of how open the pathway between contaminant and resident. Local action levels for these poisons have remained the same for years, while the national benchmark set by the Center for Disease Control has been getting lower and lower.

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Bad Actor Law and Initiative 186

Bad Actor Law and Initiative 186

Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality recently informed mining company Hecla that they were in violation of the state’s Bad Actor law due to their CEO’s ties with Pegasus Gold, a now bankrupt mining operation that has burdened the state with millions of dollars in environmental cleanup costs. Some Montanans believe the law is an attack on jobs, while others are quick to remind critics that cleaning up irresponsible mining activity after the fact is often extremely costly and the taxpayer almost always foots the bill.

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Montana Resources Outlines Berkeley Pit Pump and Treat Plan to the Public

Montana Resources Outlines Berkeley Pit Pump and Treat Plan to the Public

KBMF’s Dave Hutchins explores the in’s and out’s of Montana Resources new treatment and discharge plan for Berkeley Pit Water. MR has recently been on a public relations campaign to inform the community of it’s proposed remedy to the contaminated water within the Butte Mine Flooding Operable Unit.

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