In Winter 2019, the State of Montana Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) prepared a draft restoration plan for the allocation of approximately $5.9 million in funding to address injuries to natural resources from the ASARCO East Helena Smelter. The public comment period closed on February 11, 2019. The draft restoration plan is available at: https://dojmt.gov/lands/notices-of-public-comment/
The NRDP is now inventorying the comments on the draft East Helena Restoration Plan and is starting to prepare responses to comments. When this process is completed the restoration plan will be finalized. For more information please contact Alicia Stickney, [email protected], (406) 444-1346.
Under the terms of the settlement (involving among others, EPA and the State of Montana) was approved in December 2009 by the Court in the ASARCO bankruptcy case, as part of the plan of reorganization, ASARCO paid the following amounts:
For additional information see http://www.mtenvironmentaltrust.org/east-Helena.