Learn About the Berkeley Pit
The more we understand about the Berkeley Pit water, the better able we are to manage the Berkeley Pit.
The Berkeley Pit is the primary focus of the Butte Mine Flooding Operable Unit (BMFOU) within the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area National Priority List Superfund site.
Understanding Butte’s natural geology helps explain why the Berkeley Pit was formed and why the water is contaminated.
A rigorous waterfowl protection program is in place to deter birds from landing on the Berkeley Pit.
Research & Science
The Berkeley Pit has been the subject of over 30 years of research and observation and continues today.
The Superfund process involves a lot of jargon. Our glossary breaks down terms that may be unfamiliar to you.
Tours for school groups, government agencies, community organizations, and similar groups are available by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour.
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