Superfund 101 with Robert Pal

Superfund 101 with Robert Pal

Dr. Robert Pal is the Director of Restoration at Montana Tech in the Chemistry and Biology department. Originally from Hungary, Dr. Pal has an extensive background in ecology, biology, botany and phytosociology (the study of plant communities). Since coming to Butte, Robert has worked closely with the BNRC and Butte-Silver Bow County to develop restoration plans and seed mixtures in what he calls the "novel landscape" here on the Butte hill.

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Superfund 101 with Mark Thompson

Superfund 101 with Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is Montana Resources' Vice President of Environmental Affairs. In this episode he discusses current mining operations in the Continental Pit and how Montana Resources and BP/ARCO interact with Superfund operations in the the Butte Mine Flooding Operable Unit. Mark also walks us through an outline of the proposed pumping and treating of contaminated water from the Berkeley Pit and the Yankee Doodle Tailings Pond.

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Superfund 101 with Joe Griffin

Superfund 101 with Joe Griffin

Joe griffin is a retired hydro-geologist and member of Citizens Technical Environmental Committee (CTEC). Since retiring from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Joe has worked to monitor and chart data concerning contaminants in Silver Bow and Blacktail Creeks. Joe's work is primarily concerned with the water data from Butte Area 1, or upper Silver Bow Creek and the alluvial aquifer near the soon to be removed Parrot Tailings.

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Superfund 101 with Chad Okrusch

Chad Okrusch is a professor of Professional and Technical Communications at Montana Tech. While at the University of Oregon for his doctorate, Chad wrote his dissertation on the Superfund decision making process with an emphasis on moral pragmatism. In this episode, Chad talks about the Butte, Montana he grew up in, how it has changed as a result of the superfund process and the duty we have as citizens in the remediation and restoration of hard used places.

You can read Dr. Okrusch's dissertation here.

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