|Upper Clark Fork News and Views Roundup from the Missoulian|
Recent stories in the Missoulian looked a wide range of issues pertaining to the Upper Clark Fork River Superfund cleanup.
First have a look at this article on the state of the Clark Fork's fishery, which, according to the report, is settling into a healthy state.
Next is an article on Gov. Schweitzer's effort to get the city of Helena to propose a way fund a new historical museum lest it be moved, possibly with $40 million of Natural Resource Damage Program funds, to Butte. Here's a reaction to that idea in an op-ed by Chris Brick of the Clark Fork Coalition.
Here's an article on an update the state gave the Missoula County Commissioners concerning the removal of the Stimson Mill's cooling pond, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. While not a part of the Milltown Superfund project, the Stimson cleanup is neighboring and does affect the Blackfoot River restoration effort. A public meeting will be held March 16 in Bonner at 7 p.m. to discuss the proposal. Read more here.