Butte CTEC: Connecting Citizens & Their Environment
Latest News from CTEC
Take a look at the CTEC Blog for a complete listing of recent news and updates from CTEC, and refer to the In the News and Public Health News pages for links to the latest media stories related to Superfund and environmental cleanup in Butte and western Montana. Opportunities for public involvement and additional info can be found on our Events Calendar.
From the EPA:
Community involvement plays an important role in the Superfund process. The EPA uses a number of tools and resources to promote effective, on-going, meaningful community involvement. One such tool is the Community Involvement Plan.
The updated Community Involvement Plan (2013) for the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Superfund Site is available for download below or in the Superfund Library, or in hard copy at CTEC and at the EPA’s offices in Butte and Helena.
Read or download a copy of the article from the CTEC website using the link below.
What is CTEC?
Welcome to buttectec.org, established and maintained by the Citizens Technical Environmental Committee (CTEC) of Butte, Montana to serve as a public resource for information and scientific data about Butte and Silver Bow Creek area Superfund sites, as well as associated environmental issues and sites related to historic mining and smelting.
The goal of this site, as with all of CTEC’s efforts, is to help citizens develop informed questions and become involved in the decision-making process for the ongoing cleanup of mine wastes and related environmental damages in the area.
Environmental cleanup efforts in the area are monumental – it is estimated that over one billion dollars will be spent on reclamation and restoration across more than 120 miles of Montana’s Clark Fork Basin, from Butte to Missoula. The issues are complex, and the environmental impacts are broad – the map below will help to orient you in regards to Superfund sites in western Montana.
If, in reading over any of the information on this site, you would like to be involved in the monumental efforts to restore the environmental health of the headwaters of the Columbia River, consider leaving a comment or contact CTEC directly to learn more about how you can get involved.
Please send any written questions or comments to:
P.O. Box 593
Butte, MT 59703
Or call us at (406) 723-6247, stop by our office at 27 W. Park Street in Uptown Butte (our office hours are 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday), or e-mail us at email@example.com.