Under this Consent Decree, the State received approximately $13 million in total value for its natural resource damage claims, including the following:
- $3.9 million for natural resource restoration from NorthWestern Corporation.
- NorthWestern’s land (415 acres) and water rights at the site (2,000 cfs), which have an estimated value of about $2.5 million
- a covenant from the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) that the State’s restoration of this site will meet Montana’s bull trout obligations to DOI under the Streamside Tailings Consent Decree (value about $1.4 million)
- implementation by ARCO’s contractor, Envirocon, of the State restoration plan at the site in the remediation project area (value about $5 million)
In addition, under the provisions of this Consent Decree, Montana is adding $7.6 million from the 1999 ARCO settlement for restoration at the Milltown site. For further information on the progress of the cleanup, go to the Milltown Dam page.