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RECORD NUMBER: 21 OF 24
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Anaconda Smelter/Mill Creek, MT : first remedial action.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,|
|Report Number||EPA/ROD/R08-88/015; EPA/ROD/R08-88/018|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Montana.|
|Additional Subjects||Sites ; Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Monitoring ; Contamination ; Waste treatment ; Water wells ; Soils ; Public health ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Lead(Metal) ; Organic compounds ; Mill Creek ; Minnesota ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Anaconda smelter ; Deerlodge County(Minnesota)|
The 160-acre community of Mill Creek is located in Deerlodge County, Montana, immediately adjacent to the Anaconda Smelter NPL site. The community of Mill Creek has been contaminated for over 100 years with smelter emissions, fugitive emissions of flu dust at the smelter, and continued fugitive emissions emanating from adjacent highly contaminated soils. Settled flue emissions in the community of Mill Creek, from the now defunct copper smelting operation, contain arsenic, cadmium, and lead. Environmental siting of the community and biological testing of pre-school children, led EPA to conclude that contamination in the Mill Creek area poses an imminent and substantial endangerment to the health of individuals residing there. The primary contaminant of concern at this site is arsenic. Cadmium and lead are secondary contaminants of concern. The selected remedial action for the site includes: permanent relocation of all residents (8 homes) with temporary erosional stabilization of disturbed areas by establishing and maintaining a vegetative cover; demolition, consolidation, and storage.
"10/02/88." "PB89-135636." "EPA/ROD/R00-00/000." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."