Tester asks Glencore about its intentions

Hungry Horse News

by Richard Hanners

Some government officials are fired up about the need to move forward in cleaning up the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. smelter site below Teakettle Mountain. Others say they want more information.

Sen. Jon Tester let his position be known in a June 3 letter to two Glencore managers, Patrick Wilson and Charles Watenphul, expressing his “ongoing concerns about Glencore’s intentions with regard to the CFAC site.”

While he said he was encouraged by an earlier e-mail from Glencore, CFAC’s owner, committing them to an open dialogue, Tester noted that “the community remains understandably concerned about the future of CFAC.”

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