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.

Learn About the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP)

March 2, 2017

CTEC

Date:  March 2, 2017 (Thursday)

Place:  Butte Archives

Time:  6-8  PM

6:00 – 6:05:  Introductions, brief updates

6:05 – 6:45: Raelynn Connole: The CFWEP Story!

6:45-7:00 Discussion: Leveraging CFWEP’s work and CTEC, the Science Mine and others

7:00 – 8:00 Internal board meeting. Update regarding use of funds for administration, outreach, and technical review/conflict resolution over the next 6 to 12 months.

Planning future presentations.

Motion on proposal to incorporate the Restoration Ecology Program at Montana Tech into the final Remedial Action Work Plan under the consent decree.

The Public is encouraged to Attend! 

 

 

 

EPA Bulletin #19: Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (BPSOU) Remediation Summary

August 12, 2013

EPA’s latest bulletin, from July 11, 2013, provides an overview of past and ongoing remediation work in the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit (BPSOU), which includes most of the Butte urban area. Download the bulletin below.

EPA Bulletin #19 (July 11, 2013): Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit Reclamation
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The Neversweat Mine in Butte around 1900.

The Neversweat Mine in Butte around 1900.


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.

Superfund sites of the Clark Fork Basin in western Montana. Click on the map to view a larger version. Detailed maps of different areas in the basin are available on the specific pages listed in the top navigation menu.

Superfund sites of the Clark Fork Basin in western Montana. Click on the map to view a larger version. Detailed maps of different areas in the basin are available on the specific pages listed in the top navigation menu.

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.

 

Call us at (406) 723-6247, stop by our office at 27 W. Park Street in Uptown Butte (our office hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday), or e-mail us at buttectec@hotmail.com.

Please send any written questions or comments to:
CTEC
P.O. Box 593
Butte, MT 59703