2018 Butte Environmental Health Study
What is the Health Study?
Under an EPA Superfund order Butte Silver Bow County (BSB) shares responsibility with Atlantic Richfield (AR) for developing work plans and conducting public health studies every five years over the next 30 years.
The planning team for the Health Study includes BSB, AR, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Montana State Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), BSB Citizen’s Advisory Committee appointed by the BSB County Board of Health, and Environ, an independent consulting firm with staff qualified in health risk assessment, toxicology, and epidemiology. The Superfund Health Study planning process is collaborative and includes citizen input as described below. The draft Superfund health study work plan is a “roadmap” for the first step in a multi-step health study process. BSB is also working on developing a Non-superfund Health Study.
What is the Public’s Involvement in the Health Study?
The planning process for the second Butte health study (phase II) began in November 2017 .
We want your questions and concerns heard so they can be addressed.
For more information, please call the Butte Citizens Technical Environmental Committee at 406-723-6247.