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Anaconda Workers Sue Over Toxic Exposure

Eight people who worked at a U.S. Minerals slag-processing plant in Anaconda which closed last June have sued the company saying it failed to protect them from toxic dust and exposed them to high levels of arsenic. The latest lawsuit follows fines probation and other conditions imposed last year after being convicted of negligent endangerment ...

Anaconda Foundry Fabrication Recieves Spirit Of Montana Award

Governor Greg Gianforte recently presented the Spirit of Montana award to the Anaconda Foundry Fabrication Company for their role in repairing the Hebgen Dam malfunction last December. When presenting the award in Anaconda the governor highlighted the workers’ selfless actions and speed in helping preserve the Madison River.

EPA Administrator To Visit Montana Areas In 2022

KC Becker was named as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 which includes Montana last November. In an Interview with the Montana Standard Friday, the Colorado lawyer said a she’s looking forward to visiting Butte and Anaconda this summer along with other Montana locales. An early priority will ...

U.S. Minerals Inc. Pleads Guilty In Criminal Case

U.S. Minerals Incorporated accused of exposing employees to elevated levels of arsenic at its Anaconda facility has admitted to violating the Clean Air Act. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office under the terms of a plea agreement in the criminal case the government and U.S. Minerals will jointly recommend to the Co...

Beal Mountain Mine Still Costly To Montanans Despite Closure

The defunct Beal Mountain Mine near Anaconda closed over 20 years ago and a year later, Pegasus Gold Corporation went bankrupt leaving behind inadequate reclamation bonds at its various Montana mines, costing taxpayers over 100 million since. Pegasus did pay $6.2 million for the Beal Mountain cleanup which has so far cost nearly $25 million. T...