Meet Our Science Fair Winners
 (2000)

PitWatch Issue Volume 5, Number 1 The Committee awarded $50 savings bonds to each of these grade school students and a $250 savings bond to the high school winner. Their science fair projects all explored important topics related to the Berkeley Pit. Congratulations, and keep up the good work! The Committee will offer awards again at the 2001 Science Fair, […]

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Ongoing Research Projects at the Pit

PitWatch Issue Volume 5, Number 1 The Berkeley Pit is one of the most high-profile examples of the adverse impacts of mining. Although the Berkeley Pit Superfund site is currently in a simple monitoring mode, an extensive amount of work is performed locally related to the understanding and remediation of the Pit and similar systems. Ongoing projects include: •    treatability […]

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PitWatch Volume 5, Number 2 In July 2000, Montana Resources suspended mining operations. The suspension has had a direct impact on the Berkeley Pit water levels and efforts are underway to deal with the problem. The immediate concern is treating the Horseshoe Bend water, which had been diverted away from the Berkeley Pit since 1996. Based on data from July […]

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PitWatch Volume 5, Number 2 In the last PITWATCH, we described Berkeley Pit-related research efforts that have been undertaken locally at Montana Tech, the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, and MSE. But Butte residents may not be aware that the Berkeley Pit is literally world-famous in the mine waste cleanup industry. Research groups around the world have used the […]

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