The Parrot Plume, ‘The Most Contaminated Mine Water In The State Of Montana’

The following is an excerpt from a story by reporter Eric Whitney that appeared on Montana Public Radio on July 22, 2015: A lot of people know about the Berkeley Pit in Butte, but not many know about another significant pollution challenge in the Mining City. It’s called the Parrot Plume, and there’s controversy over whether it needs … Read more

Deep in the heart of Butte: A special report

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on July 19, 2015: Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century. The deadly bright-blue plume “is … Read more

Parrot tailings: EPA resists calls to remove mine waste in center of Butte

The following is an excerpt from an article by reporter Susan Dunlap that appeared The Montana Standard on July 18, 2015: Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century. The deadly bright-blue plume “is … Read more