Berkeley Pit Myth Versus Fact

PitWatch Issue Volume 9, Number 2 The community has many common misconceptions about the Berkeley Pit. This section addresses a few of those most often heard false statements. Myth: Migratory waterfowl are instantly killed if they land on water in the Berkeley Pit. Fact: Hundreds of waterfowl land on the surface of the Berkeley Pit every month during the migration […]

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The Berkeley Pit in 1972. PitWatch Issue Volume 9, Number 1 The community has many common misconceptions about the Berkeley Pit. This section will address a few of those most often heard false statements and try to set the record straight. Myth: The Pit Will Overflow.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Fact: There are two reasons why the […]

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Since the last issue of PITWATCH, Montana Resources has decided to resume operations. With the mine going again and with the water treatment plant coming on line, there have been many questions from the community. Here are some answers to reader questions. Q: How much total water went into the Berkeley Pit since the suspension of mining at Montana Resources? […]

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Consent Decree Announced


Pitwatch Issue Volume 7, Number 1 In March 2002, the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) and Montana Resources (MR) agreed to sign a Consent Decree, a legally binding document that will be entered in federal court. The Consent Decree requires these companies to reimburse EPA and DEQ for past costs, and pay now for future oversight costs. It also guarantees that […]

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